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Reality TV Paying Unrealistic Wages
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Reality TV Paying Unrealistic Wages

November 19, 2013 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—Reality TV has been popular among audiences and profitable for the cable networks for a long time, but according to the writers and producers of popular Reality TV shows such as Pawn Stars, The First 48 and Fatal Encounters they are having to work sometimes 60 to…

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Support Labor Radio

June 5, 2013 By Frank Emspac, Executive Producer Workers Independent News Summertime is vacation time – but not for Workers Independent News. As low wage workers mobilize accurate news coverage is more urgent than ever. Workers Independent News provides that coverage. Access Workers Independent News on the airwaves, smart phones and social media.

Actor Esai Morales To Oppose Ken Howard, In SAG-AFTRA Race
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Actor Esai Morales To Oppose Ken Howard, In SAG-AFTRA Race

June 17, 2013 By Diane Cohen New York, NY – Actor Esai has publicly announced his intention to run for SAG-AFTRA President against Ken Howard. Morales, is currently appearing in the new Starz series "Magic City," and is a national board member of SAG-AFTRA. The newly-merged union holds its first combined election in July. Ballots…

Avoid Nightclub 54 – It’s Anti-Union
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Avoid Nightclub 54 – It’s Anti-Union

May 8, 2013 By Neal Tepel The Local 802 has placed the nightclub '54 Below' on its Unfair List effective May 8. That club is being boycotted by Local 802 and should be avoided until the labor dispute is settled. Why is 54 Below being put on the Unfair List? After numerous requests, 54 Below…

SAG-AFTRA Continues Commercials Agreement Negotiations
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SAG-AFTRA Continues Commercials Agreement Negotiations

April 4, 2013 By Stephanie West NEW YORK NY – Representatives of SAG-AFTRA and the Joint Policy Committee representing the advertising industry have agreed to extend for one week the current Screen Actors Guild Television Recorded Commercials agreement and AFTRA Radio Recorded Commercials agreement.

You Made it Union!
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You Made it Union!

By Adam Witkowski Allegro, March 2013 Reprinted in LaborPress March 21, 2013 Musicians backing up Josh Groban win contract and benefits, thanks to an anonymous tip. Have you ever gone into a job that you assume to be union, only to find out at the last minute that there is no contract? That is exactly…

Local 802 Membership Supports the ERF!
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Local 802 Membership Supports the ERF!

January 29, 2013 By Andrew Schwartz, Fundraising Coordinator The Local 802 Musicians' Emergency Relief Fund is in the midst of a Winter fundraising drive. For the many have shown their support we say, "Thank you for caring!"

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King of the Kit – Lion King Drummer Swells with Union Pride

January 8, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Broadway wasn't even on Carter McLean's radar when he first started working at  legendary Manny's Music store in Manhattan just prior to 9/11. The self-taught musician  from Connecticut and lead Lion King drummer had just wrapped up his studies at the University at Colorado Boulder and was hoping to…

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