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Writers v. Agents: A Fight that Could Change Hollywood

Published May 13th, 2019 -

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Association of Talent Agents (ATA) are currently engaged in a dispute over conflicts of interest that has the potential to completely change how the entertainment industry operates. The WGA is a union representing 13,... More »

April 18th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — April 18, 2019

Published April 18th, 2019 -

A taskforce charged with proposing reforms to combat workplace misconduct has chosen to leave open an important escape hatch for judges accused of sexual harassment or other misconduct: the opportunity to end an investigation by retiring. As a result, judges a... More »

March 14th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — March 14, 2019

Published March 14th, 2019 -

Yesterday Democrats in both the House and the Senate reintroduced the Equality Act, a bill that would bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing, and public accommodations.  Forty-four business groups, inclu... More »

January 17th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — January 17, 2019

Published January 17th, 2019 -

Yesterday Representatives Bobby Scott, Stephanie Murphy, and Mark Pocan and Senators Patty Murray and Bernie Sanders announced their introduction of the Raise the Wage Act of 2019.  The bill would gradually increase the federal minimum wage from its present ra... More »

June 7th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — June 7, 2018

Published June 7th, 2018 -

A new survey by the Pew Research Center finds that over half of Americans view the decline in labor union density negatively, while just over a third see the traditional labor movement’s shrinking membership in a positive light.  The results reflect a partisan... More »

May 3rd, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — May 3, 2017

Published May 3rd, 2017 -

Hollywood writers have achieved victory.  As the New York Times reports, the Writers Guild of America reached a “middle-of-the night deal” with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the group that bargains on behalf of studios.  ... More »

May 1st, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — May 1, 2017

Published May 1st, 2017 -

Happy May Day! Also known as International Workers’ Day (or Labour Day in many countries outside the U.S.), May 1st is celebrated by workers and unions around the world in honor of the Haymarket affair. As we noted yesterday, the tradition will continue in for... More »

April 19th, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — April 19, 2017

Published April 19th, 2017 -

The New York Times weighs in on the effect that Trump’s “Hire American” order may have on tech worker visas.  According to the Times, the order “represents a small win for bigger tech companies,” but may hurt smaller technology co... More »

April 19th, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — April 19, 2017

Published April 19th, 2017 -

The New York Times weighs in on the effect that Trump’s “Hire American” order may have on tech worker visas.  According to the Times, the order “represents a small win for bigger tech companies,” but may hurt smaller technology co... More »