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Senior Staff Changes  at  Cinematographers Guild
Entertainment, Features, Municipal Government, National

Senior Staff Changes at Cinematographers Guild

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The International Cinematographers Guild ( IATSE Local 600) is undergoing major staff changes in both their Western and Eastern Region offices, according to National Executive Director Rebecca Rhine. Alexander Tonisson, a 14-year veteran of the labor movement, has been hired as the Guild’s new Western Region Director. He most recently served as Director of…

Union Activism Can Be Murder; But That’s a Good Thing
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Union Activism Can Be Murder; But That’s a Good Thing

Brooklyn, NY – Good murder mysteries ultimately keep you guessing “whodunit?” Tim Sheard’s Lenny Moss murder mysteries ultimately keep you guessing “whodunit?” — and “how-will-workers-secure-a-collective-bargaining-agreement-that-guarantees-area-standard-wages-and-benefits-plus-a-dignified-retirement?” “There are some people who will read my books because they like mysteries or they like medical stories, maybe they work in the health field,” the author, organizer and Hard…

Musicians’ Pension Fund Says It’s Going Broke
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Musicians’ Pension Fund Says It’s Going Broke

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Retired musicians are joining truckers and miners in singing the financial blues. The American Federation of Musicians and Employers’ Pension Fund announced May 24, that it is applying to the Treasury Department to reduce benefits on the grounds that it has entered “critical and declining” status.  That “means the Fund is projected to…

Labor In America- Who Do We Want To Be?
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Labor In America- Who Do We Want To Be?

As most of you are probably aware, May is Labor History Month. Our roots, as America’s workers, are explored from the birth of “Mother” Jones in 1830, to that first May Day march of 1886, followed by the tragic Haymarket bombing. Miners, teachers, machinists, and railway workers all celebrate significant anniversaries in the month of…

The Working Theater Keeps The Spotlight On The People
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The Working Theater Keeps The Spotlight On The People

New York, NY – Worker issues usually don’t bubble up and take centerstage in this town until there is a job action or strike — but the Working Theater is on a dedicated mission to shake up that paradigm, continually cultivating fresh new voices from within the labor community and bringing them straight to working…

Reporter’s Notebook: Mayor de Blasio Runs For President
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Reporter’s Notebook: Mayor de Blasio Runs For President

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Earlier this week, I got an email from a PR person touting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s impending run for President. It included five questions he said he could answer. I decided it would be unprofessionally snarky to reply with my own answers, but now that the mayor has officially announced, here they are:…

Take the Road to Hadestown!
Entertainment, Features, New York

Take the Road to Hadestown!

Hadestown, a musical based on the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, is a tale of love and inspiration magnificently woven by Tony Award-nominated director Rachel Chavkin. Beginning as a 2010 “folk opera” concept album by Anaïs Mitchell, who wrote the book, music, and lyrics, it premiered off-Broadway in 2016 and opened at Broadway’s…

‘Tootsie’ Musical Is Totally Fun
Entertainment, Features, New York

‘Tootsie’ Musical Is Totally Fun

Tootsie, the musical-comedy adaptation of the 1982 Academy Award-winning movie that starred Dustin Hoffman, is totally fun and provides one belly laugh after another. Santino Fontana nails Hoffman’s role as Michael Dorsey, an out-of-work actor who in order to obtain a role in a new musical impersonates a female, and becomes a star under the…

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