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Jul 30, 2021 | News Story
More than a thousand United Mine Workers of America members and supporters have once again carried their ongoing strike against Alabama’s Warrior Met Coal to New York City. The group picketed the Manhattan offices of BlackRock, an investment management corporation that is the world’s largest asset manager, on Wednesday morning.
Jul 30, 2021 | News Story
Editorial employees at Forbes voted 67-7 to be represented by The NewsGuild of New York, TNG-CWA Local 31003 in a National Labor Relations Board election that concluded Tuesday. The more than 100-person bargaining unit includes reporters, editors, designers, videographers and social media editors.
Jul 30, 2021 | News Story
Musicians at the American Ballet Theatre are fighting for their livelihoods. Ballet management is taking advantage of the pandemic to cut costs and gut the musicians' contract. It's not fair that the ballet management has accepted $17.5 million in pandemic rescue funds from the government while refusing to pay musicians their wages or health insurance. AFM Local 802 president Adam Krauthamer has...
Jul 30, 2021 | News Story
Actors' Equity Association celebrated Congress reintroducing the bipartisan Performing Artist Tax Parity Act (PATPA). This bill would correct an unintended consequence of the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act which led to tax increases for many workers who could no longer deduct the cost of their ordinary and necessary unreimbursed business expenses.
Jul 30, 2021 | News Story
Members of The NewsGuild of New York at The New Yorker, Pitchfork, and Ars Technica this week announced that they have unanimously ratified their first contracts with Condé Nast.
Jul 30, 2021 | News Story
Faith activists recently delivered a letter to all 50 U.S. Senators calling on them to pass the PRO Act, making it easier for workers to form a union.
Jul 30, 2021 | News Story
August 5, 6 & 7: Every year, UALE sponsors 4 regional “women’s schools”. These programs typically last between 4 and 5 days, and include classes and workshops on a variety of labor-related topics. Women from all over the country and beyond learn the skills and knowledge needed to play leadership roles in their organizations. Visitors from labor unions and workers’ organizations in other...
Jul 30, 2021 | News Story
Deadline Sunday, August 30: The Bernhardt prize is an award of $1000 given for an article that furthers the understanding of the history of working people. Articles focused on historical events AND articles about current issues (work, housing, organizing, health, education) that include historical context are both welcome. The work should be published in print or online between August 31, 2020...
Jul 23, 2021 | News Story
Actors’ Equity Association has announced a new Open Access membership policy, allowing any theatre worker who can demonstrate they have worked professionally as an actor or stage manager within Equity’s geographical jurisdiction to join the union. Previously, eligibility for union membership had been limited to those working for an Equity employer or to members of a sibling union. Now, Equity is...
Jul 23, 2021 | News Story
Scabby the Rat lives to see another day! The beloved inflatable rodent, a fixture at U.S. labor protests for decades, survived near-extermination Wednesday when the National Labor Relations Board ruled that the use of Scabby in labor disputes was legal.