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SAG-AFTRA Reaches Tentative Deal With NPR

July 20, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - and National Public Radio reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract just after midnight on July 15, a day and a half after almost 300 staffers asked the union’s national board to let them vote to authorize a strike.

Oscar Isaac Is on Target as Brooding Hamlet

July 19, 2017  
By Dr. Leonard Golubchick, LaborPress Entertainment Editor

In the Public Theatre’s production of Hamlet, Oscar Isaac—perhaps best known for his roles in the two latest Star Wars movies—proves he is one of our generation’s great actors.

Guitar Center Workers Ratify First Union Contract

July 15, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

New York, NY - Workers at four Guitar Center stores sounded a loud power chord for labor rights July 11, when they unanimously ratified their first union contract.

SAG-AFTRA Reaches Deal With Movie/TV Studios

July 9, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Hollywood, CA - Just as the sun rose over the Pacific Ocean on July 4, SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract, averting a threatened strike by film and TV actors.

‘Marvin’s Room’: Sensitivity With Humor

July 5, 2017 
By Dr. Leonard Golubchick, LaborPress Entertainment Editor

Scott McPherson’s play Marvin’s Room, a story of love, death, and the scourge of AIDS, first appeared off-Broadway in 1991 and was brought to the big screen in 1996.

Happy 4th Of July

July 4, 2017 
By Tara Jessup

As you wave the American flag, attend a parade or fireworks celebration, or gather with family and friends to chow down and party up while sporting red-white-and-blue colors, take a quiet moment to thank those who dreamed of a better way of life and gave birth to the United States of America.

Making An Art Out of Being a 32BJ Member

July 1, 2017
By Dana Jacks

New York, NY - A native of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 60-something Kenroy Dolly still keeps the book by French architectural painter Maurice Utrillo that first helped inspire him as a teen to come to New York City and study art. And even though he now devotes much of his time working hard providing security for the Department of Environmental Protection, membership in 32BJ SEIU has managed to introduce Dolly to a community of artists he could hardly dream of back home in the Caribbean.

SAG-AFTRA Board Calls Strike-Authorization Vote

June 30, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Los Angeles, CA - SAG-AFTRA’s national board voted unanimously June 25 to send members strike-authorization ballots if the union can’t reach a deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers by June 30, when their current contract expires.

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