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IATSE and Producers Reach a New Deal

(LA Times, April 25)

A tentative agreement has been reached on a new three-year contract covering some 38,000 Hollywood-based members.

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NEVADA: Unions Rally Again As Bills Limiting Bargaining Advance

(AP, April 23)

The AFL-CIO is challenging bills that restrict collective bargaining, alter public employee pension plans and further limit the use of prevailing wages, which are a sort of minimum wage for contractors.

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ARIZONA: Companies Accused of Misclassifying Workers to Pay $700k in Back Wages, Penalties

(AZ Central, April 23)

Sixteen Arizona and Utah defendants accused of misclassifying more than 1,000 construction workers agreed to pay $700,000 in back wages and penalties, the U.S. Department of Labor announced.

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Warner Bros. TV Partners With IATSE to Launch Sarah Jones Memorial Internship

(THR, April 22)

Georgia filmmakers will intern at SIM Digital in Atlanta before training on a Warner Bros. TV series to honor the late camera assistant.

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AFL-CIO Head Richard Trumka Explains Why Labor Unions Hate the Transpacific Partnership

(VOX, April 20)

The AFL-CIO President raises concerns with the lack of transparency and the threat to American jobs.

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Netflix Is Betting Its Future on Exclusive Programming

(NY Times, April 19)

"Daredevil," the 17th Netflix original series to make its debut this year, is part of an expanding range of original shows intended to position the company for a digital revolution in entertainment.

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Michele Bachmann in ‘Sharknado 3’: Brought to You By ‘Strikenado’ Scabs

(In These Times, March 12)

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka met with the striking crew in Washington DC on Wednesday.

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NEVADA: Rally at Nevada Capitol protests 'constant attack' on labor

(AP, March 12)

About 100 people carrying signs and banners rallied in front of the Capitol on Thursday, calling for Gov. Brian Sandoval to come out and talk to them.

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As Deaths Rise on Reality TV, Film Sets, Many Blame Need to Get 'Dramatic Footage’

(LA Times, March 11)

Unscripted action adventure shows have become a staple of the entertainment industry, and the helicopter collision that claimed 10 lives this week on a set in Argentina underscored the risks in reality television.

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Paramount Pictures Undergoes Round of Layoffs

(THR, March 11)

The studio laid off 30-40 employees as part of Viacom's current restructuring.

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