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Archive for tag: 2016

New National “Right to Work” Bill Threatens Hollywood Unions

4 February, 2017 (09:53) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  February 02, 2017 9:59am PT by Jonathan Handel  Hollywood Reporter Legislation is “a backdoor attempt at bankrupting labor unions,” say congressional Democrats. Legislation introduced in Congress with little fanfare Tuesday could decimate Hollywood unions and further accelerate the decline of unions nationwide by allowing workers across the country to opt out of paying union […]

Directors and Producers Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract!

23 December, 2016 (22:26) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

9:31 PM PST 12/23/2016 by Gregg Kilday , Jonathan Handel Terms will be revealed after the agreement is submitted to the Guild’s national board for approval! The Directors Guild of America has reached a tentative agreement on the terms of new three-year collective bargaining agreements with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the […]

Judge Dismisses Ed Asner Suit Vs. Actors’ Equity; Small L.A. Theaters Must Pay Minimum Wage.

9 December, 2016 (14:17) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  By David Robb December 8 2016 3:40 pm A federal judge in Los Angeles has dismissed a lawsuit that would have prevented Actors’ Equity from requiring small L.A.-based theater companies that sign its contract to pay their actors at least minimum wage The suit, whose lead plaintiff was former SAG President Ed Asner, argued that […]

SAG-AFTRA Foundation Raises A Glass Of Champagne To Aid The Needy.

29 November, 2016 (23:52) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb November 29, 2016 5:26pm In a champagne toast to support the needy, every nominee attending the upcoming SAG Awards show will be asked to sign a giant bottle of Taittinger champagne as they step off the red carpet to enter the ballroom. For every signature, Champagne Taittinger will make a donation […]

(UPDATED) SAG-AFTRA Picket At Insomniac Games Draws 400-Plus Protesters – And Bagpipes!

17 November, 2016 (16:39) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb UPDATED, 5:24 PM: The chief negotiator for video game companies being struck by SAG-AFTRA ripped the union today for not allowing its members to vote on the firms’ offer. “It is inexplicable that SAG-AFTRA will not permit a democratic vote on a contract that currently offers its members an immediate 9% wage increase […]