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Musicians Say AM/FM Radio Should Pay Up!
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Musicians Say AM/FM Radio Should Pay Up!

April 16, 2015 By Marc Bussanich  New York, NY—The president of the American Federation of Musicians said at the musicFIRST press conference on Monday, where Congressman Jerrold Nadler announced he would be introducing legislation to ensure musicians receive royalties from radio broadcasters, that its high time for his members to be paid each time their…

SAG-AFTRA Calls on Music Fans to Support Fair Play, Fair Pay
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SAG-AFTRA Calls on Music Fans to Support Fair Play, Fair Pay

April 15, 2015 By Marc Bussanich  New York, NY—The musicFIRST coalition announced on Monday morning new legislation being introduced by Congressman Jerrold Nadler that would require radio broadcasters to start paying musicians when they’re music is played either on Internet, satellite or AM/FM radio. SAG-AFTRA is very much part of the coalition supporting the Fair…

Musicians Demand Fair Pay from Radio Broadcasters
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Musicians Demand Fair Pay from Radio Broadcasters

April 14, 2015 By Marc Bussanich  New York, NY—Some of Rock 'n' Roll’s and Motown’s legends gathered at SAG-AFTRA’s offices on Broadway to join Congressman Jerrold Nadler’s introduction of the Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015, which would update music licensing rules so that musicians and songwriters receive the full value of their work…

Natural History Museum NYCHA Program
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Natural History Museum NYCHA Program

October 29, 2014 By Amanda LoMonaco New York, NY — The American Museum of Natural History Family Science Program will now provide free museum visits for families in NYCHA housing along with supervised tours and workshops. Children and families can explore the natural world of exhibitions, workshops, and interactive activities with museum staff. Funding has…

Airbnb’s NYC Listings Violate The Law
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Airbnb’s NYC Listings Violate The Law

October 21, 2014 By Neal Tepel New York, NY – A report issued by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman found widespread illegality across New York City listings on the Airbnb website, with data indicating that as much as 72% of Airbnb reservations over the last several years violated New York law.

Trump Entertainment’s Anti-Union Actions
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Trump Entertainment’s Anti-Union Actions

October 16, 2014 By NJ AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech How could billionaire businessman Carl Icahn look himself in the mirror after proposing to end paid lunch breaks for casino workers earning less than $12.50 per hour to pad Trump Entertainment Resorts’ bottom line. Slashing wages and reneging on promised retirement and health benefits are shameful,…

Atlanta Symphony Board Locks Out Musicians
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Atlanta Symphony Board Locks Out Musicians

October 2, 2014 By Stephanie West Atlanta, Georgia – The Atlanta Symphony is seeking to cut costs by firing orchestra members. The group has been locked out since September 6th. The lockout is "a one-sided attempt to force the orchestra to its collective knees," Music Director Robert Spano told the British newspaper, The Guardian.

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CNN Appeals NLRB Ruling for Back Pay for CWA Techs

September 30, 2014 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—After replacing a unionized subcontractor with an in-house nonunion workforce almost 11 years ago, the National Labor Relations Board ruled recently that CNN must reinstate technicians and broadcast engineers with the Communications Workers of America. But CNN wants to appeal the decision in a federal district court.

NYC Metropolitan Opera Settles Contracts with Unions
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NYC Metropolitan Opera Settles Contracts with Unions

August 26, 2014 By Neal Tepel New York, NY – The Metropolitan Opera has now settled contracts with all unions involved in their negotiations. Labor organizations with new agreements include seven unions represented by IATSE: Local 1 stagehands,  Local 751 box office treasurers, Local 764 costume and wardrobe specialists, Local 794 camera operators, Local 798 hair,…

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