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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…

California Court Rules San Diego Pension Cuts Shouldn’t Have Been on Ballot
Features, Labor News Briefs, Municipal Government, National

California Court Rules San Diego Pension Cuts Shouldn’t Have Been on Ballot

SAN DIEGO, Calif.—The California Supreme Court ruled Aug. 2 that San Diego’s 2012 initiative eliminating pensions for future city workers was not legally placed on the ballot. The court held that the measure, which replaced pensions with 401(k)-style plans for all newly hired city workers except police officers, should not have been on the ballot…

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