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Archive for tag: 2016

WGA Members Still Paying For Last Strike!

27 March, 2017 (17:06) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb March 27, 2017 2:54pm It’s been more than nine years since the last WGA strike ended, with another now looming, but guild members still are paying for it. According to the WGA West’s most recent report filed with the U.S. Department of Labor, 45 writers still owed the guild $392,883 in strike […]

SAG-AFTRA, ACTRA Partner on Unionization Initiative!

9 March, 2017 (12:32) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary March 9, 2017 | 09:55AM PT Performers’ unions SAG-AFTRA and ACTRAare developing a joint plan to address non-union production in North America. “Professional performers bring immense value to a production and it is crucial that they have strong union contracts protecting them,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. “Globalization and technology change […]

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 […]