Labor Struggle North of the Border

Anyone looking to predict what negotiations are going to look like when the major collective agreements between actors, writers and…

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EMI Labor Struggle North of the Border

Anyone looking to predict what negotiations are going to look like when the major collective agreements between actors, writers and…

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One big (EMI) union?

In light of intense interest among union activists in the EMI sector, I prepared the following post on the Change…

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S.A.G., Inc.?

The Screen Actors Guild announced its new National Executive Director over the weekend at a national board meeting. As discussed…

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The "S" Word

On the one hand, this article in today’s LA Times puts the spotlight precisely where it belongs in today’s EMI…

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Who is watching what when?

Today’s New York Times reports on a dispute among major players in the rapidly changing world of television. It appears…

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Risks of stock options – is it time for a change?

My most recent letter to the FT this time endorsing their call for a moratorium on the use of stock…

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As if there were any doubt

The advertising industry gave its thumbs up to the contract extension agreed recently with the Actors Guild and AFTRA. Previsously,…

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AFTRA’s view – take back the airwaves! VIII

Time for another labor leader, this time John Connolly, of AFTRA, an AFL-CIO affiliate. AFTRA and the S.A.G., of course,…

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The producers’ view – VII

Marshall Herskovitz (of TV show “Thirty Something” fame) notes that independent producers no longer exist! Hmm, if true, and I…

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