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Canadian Media Guild Organizing Reality TV
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Canadian Media Guild Organizing Reality TV

June 5, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Toronto, Canada – Reality-TV employment is called the “Wild West” by many in the entertainment industry because workers have so few rights. So the Canadian Media Guild, which represents workers at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, The Canadian Press, and Agence France-Presse, is campaigning to organize “factual…

SAG-AFTRA Reaches Agreement With Uptown Productions
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SAG-AFTRA Reaches Agreement With Uptown Productions

May 25, 2017  By Jerry Levine, LaborPress USA Los Angeles, CA – SAG-AFTRA has reached a tentative agreement with Uptown Productions that covers production of Nickelodeon exhibition programs. The new four-year agreement was reached on May 3 following negotiations that began on December 6, 2016 in Los Angeles. Highlights of the contract include huge gains…

Field of Dreams on Staten Island
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Field of Dreams on Staten Island

May 16, 2017  By Neal Tepel New York, NY – Construction has begun on the new Joseph A. Verdino, Jr. Grandstand at the South Shore Little League in Staten Island.  The grandstand, which will open next spring, is named for Joseph A. Verdino, Jr., a South Shore Little League player who passed away in 2007….

Met Orchestra Honors U.S Veterans With Concert
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Met Orchestra Honors U.S Veterans With Concert

May 8, 2017  By Neal Tepel Brooklyn, NY –  On May 1st Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined the MET Orchestra—the world-renowned musicians of the Metropolitan Opera—in honoring U.S. military veterans at a concert by the ensemble at the Veterans Affairs NY Harbor Healthcare System Brooklyn Campus. This performance, given in partnership with the Associated…

Met Orchestra Honors U.S Veterans With Concert
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Met Orchestra Honors U.S Veterans With Concert

May 8, 2017  By Neal Tepel Brooklyn, NY –  On May 1st Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined the MET Orchestra—the world-renowned musicians of the Metropolitan Opera—in honoring U.S. military veterans at a concert by the ensemble at the Veterans Affairs NY Harbor Healthcare System Brooklyn Campus. This performance, given in partnership with the Associated…

Last-Minute Deal Averts Screenwriters’ Strike
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Last-Minute Deal Averts Screenwriters’ Strike

May 8, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Los Angeles, CA – After late-night talks May 1, the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers agreed on a tentative three-year contract just before the union’s strike deadline. The WGA said in a letter to members that the deal…

House Republicans Vote to End Mandatory Overtime Pay
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House Republicans Vote to End Mandatory Overtime Pay

May 8, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Washington,DC – The House voted May 2 to pass a bill that would let private-sector employees take “compensatory time” off instead of getting time-and-a-half pay for working overtime. The vote was 229-197, largely along party lines. Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.), the bill’s sponsor, said it “provides flexibility…

Review of “Bandstand”
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Review of “Bandstand”

May 6, 2017  By Dr. Leonard H. Golubchick LaborPress Entertainment Editor The Musical Swings and is Hot “Bandstand” is a wonderful musical production which first played the Paper Mill Playhouse. The show is somewhat like Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland musicals in” let’s put on a show”. The musical set in 1945 when returning GI’s…

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