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May 27, 2022 | News Story
eamsters Local 817 and 399 members overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year ‘Casting Director Agreement’ with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) this week. The new contract covers casting directors and associate casting directors at both locals in Los Angeles and New York City.
May 27, 2022 | News Story
This week, Climate Jobs NY was featured in a Popular Science article that demonstrates the opportunities expected in waters of the NY Bight for offshore wind development. CJNY noted that the 30+ gigawatts of offshore wind development the region expects over the decade must be completed by our local union workforce and include strong labor agreements:
May 20, 2022 | News Story
Climate Jobs NY (CJNY) has adopted Climate for Change, a Complete Climate Jobs Roadmap for New York City,  a new report released yesterday by Cornell University’s Labor Leading on Climate Program. The report presents a roadmap for New York City to fight the climate crisis, make NYC safer and address racial and economic inequity by investing in a pro-worker renewable energy transition.
May 20, 2022 | News Story
Actors’ Equity Association has reached an agreement with The Broadway League that releases its members who worked on several Broadway productions from non-disclosure agreements they signed that prohibited them from speaking about workplace abuses from producer Scott Rudin. Equity first called for this change when Rudin was accused by former assistants last year of abusive workplace behavior, and...
May 20, 2022 | News Story
Contracts approved this week will guarantee, for the first time, that soccer players representing the United States men’s and women’s national teams will receive the same pay when competing in international matches and competitions. In addition to equal rates of pay for individual matches, the deals include a provision, believed to be the first of its kind, through which the teams will pool the...
May 20, 2022 | News Story
After all the hardship we have endured during the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot ask working people to sacrifice even more. Organized labor was built on the foundation of creating a pathway to the middle class for everyone. But skyrocketing student loan debt has become an insurmountable obstacle to achieving this goal.
May 13, 2022 | News Story
The Buzzfeed News Union voted unanimously on Friday to ratify their first union contract with the company. This past March, over 91% of the unit voted in favor of a strike amidst announcement of proposed cuts at the company. Throughout the bargaining process, members engaged in collective, concerted, and escalating actions to move management toward a more just and serious bargaining process,...
May 13, 2022 | News Story
For theatre workers, the stage a is job site, and they are entitled to the same protections from the viewing public as workers interacting with any sort of client; inappropriate audience behavior can be a form of workplace harassment. Earlier this week, an audience member secretly recorded and subsequently leaked photos and videos of a Broadway theatre production featuring Equity members...
May 13, 2022 | News Story
The TIME Union announced plans for a one-day strike as their bargaining committee heads back into negotiations this week. Members have signed on to a letter to management announcing their plan to walkout on May 23rd, when the magazine releases its highly-anticipated annual TIME100, if a contract agreement is not reached by then.
May 13, 2022 | News Story
“The Carbon Free and Healthy Schools plan would be transformational: it would institute energy audits and retrofits of each school, repair and replace HVAC systems, invest in climate resiliency upgrades, and electrify our fleet of school buses," write NYC Councilmembers Carmen De La Rosa and Rita Joseph, Chairs of the City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor and Committee on Education,...