Labor News

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How the Oscars began as a tool for union-avoidance

Everyone's heard of the Academy Awards, but few know the anti-union origins of its sponsor.

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Today in history: Blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo is born

Writer Dalton Trumbo was born on this day 110 years ago. He won two Academy Awards while blacklisted.

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Writers Guild to PBS: Air film on Koch brothers

The Writers Guild of America-East is demanding that a Public Broadcasting System flagship station, WNET 13 in New York, air the documentary about  the far-right oil tycoons, the  Koch brothers.

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One big union for film, TV, and radio

Members of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists approved the two unions' merger.

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LaborFest 2010: Art, history and today's struggles

In the San Francisco Bay Area, July is LaborFest month - a cornucopia of film, video, tours, art, music, theater, panels, workshops and more, delving into the many issues and struggles of today's workers and those of earlier generations, at home and around the world.