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SAG-AFTRA Unionize Public Radio Temp Workers
Entertainment, Features, Law and Politics, New York

SAG-AFTRA Unionize Public Radio Temp Workers

NEW YORK, N.Y. – SAG-AFTRA and New York Public Radio (NYPR) have  reached a Voluntary SAG AF Recognition Agreement which now covers all part-time, temporary and per diem media professions. The 120 full-time staff at NYPR had been represented by SAG-AFTRA since 2000.  AFTRA has been agressively unionizing professionals in the ‘gig economy’ throughout the entertainment industry. “This…

Disney, Unions Reach Deal, But Battle Over City ‘Living Wage’ Initiative
Entertainment, Features, Finance, Labor News Briefs, National

Disney, Unions Reach Deal, But Battle Over City ‘Living Wage’ Initiative

ANAHEIM, Calif.—The Walt Disney Co. reached a tentative contract agreement July 23 with four unions representing about 9,700 workers at Disneyland and its surrounding businesses—but are now likely to lock horns over a union-backed “living wage” initiative that will be on the city’s Nov. 6 ballot. The measure would require all hospitality businesses that receive…

The Intercept News Staff Ratifies First Union Contract
Entertainment, Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, New York

The Intercept News Staff Ratifies First Union Contract

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The editorial staff at The Intercept investigative-news site unanimously ratified its first union contract, the Writers Guild of America, East announced July 25. The three-year deal contains numerous diversity provisions, including a rule that at least two candidates from groups traditionally underrepresented in journalism (women, people of color, or gay, lesbian, or transgender)…

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