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‘Hollywood ending’: IATSE reaches deal to avert strike

The following is from IATSE: LOS ANGELES (Oct. 18, 2021) — A nationwide strike that would have started Monday was averted on Saturday when the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) reached a tentative three-year agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) for The Basic and Videotape Agreements which affects […]

IATSE members authorize strike in near-unanimous vote

Members in TV, film production authorize a nationwide strike   The following is from IATSE: LOS ANGELES (Oct. 5, 2021) — The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees announced today that 60,000 members who work in television and film production across the country have voted—by a nearly unanimous margin—to grant IATSE International President Matthew Loeb […]

One day longer: Support Warrior Met strikers

As Alabama coal strike enters 7th month, please contribute to UMWA’s Strike Aid Fund   TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Oct. 4, 2021) — Some 1,100 members of the United Mine Workers of America have begun their seventh month of an Unfair Labor Practice strike against Warrior Met Coal in Alabama. The strike began on April 1 against […]

Join Saturday, Oct. 2 marches, rallies for reproductive rights

On Saturday, Oct. 2, union members and many others across Washington state will join the Women’s March in nationwide marches and rallies for reproductive rights. From Seattle to Spokane, Bellingham to Vancouver, thousands will be taking to the streets at more than 30 different events in Washington to demand an end to the dangerous, escalating attacks […]

Sign petition urging fair deal for IATSE film, TV crews

The following is from the AFL-CIO: (Sept. 29, 2021) — Our brothers, sisters and siblings at the Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) just launched a petition demanding a sustainable deal for film and television workers. If enough of us sign, we can show we stand as one in our fight to end unsafe hours, unlivable wages […]

Apprenticeship: A degree without the debt

New study finds union construction apprenticeships rival bachelor’s degrees on key economic and social metrics   LA GRANGE, Ill. (Sept. 27, 2021) — A new national study by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) has found that on average, graduates of joint labor-management (union) apprenticeship programs in the construction industry are able to achieve near […]

Immigration reform will benefit all workers

America’s unions are clear and undaunted: Pathway to citizenship needed for a just recovery   The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 21, 2021) — The AFL-CIO and its affiliate union leaders from all sectors of the economy are making it clear: Congress has a historic opportunity to create good jobs and a […]

Take action today on immigration reform

Despite parliamentarian’s decision, senators should fight to include pathway to citizenship for as many immigrants as possible   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept 20, 2021) — Today is a National Day of Action on Immigration to call on U.S. senators to support a path to citizenship for the broadest segment of undocumented workers as possible, as well […]

Join Shuler, Sims at Womxn’s Labor Leadership Symposium

(Sept. 16, 2021) — Women Innovating Labor Leadership (WILL) Empower, a new initiative to identify, nurture, train and convene a new generation of women labor leaders, will hold its Womxn’s Labor Leadership Symposium 2021 on Thursday, Sept. 30 and Friday, Oct. 1. AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and WSLC Secretary Treasurer April Sims will be among […]

Tell Hilton: Hotel rooms should be cleaned every day

The following is from UNITE HERE: NEW YORK CITY (Sept. 15, 2021) — Don’t you deserve to have your hotel room cleaned every day? That’s what hotel guests have come to expect and love. But as tourism comes roaring back, Hilton wants to end this standard and eliminate housekeepers’ jobs. UNITE HERE’s research shows that […]


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