MPTF Caregivers Slam Bob Beitcher's $800K Compensation as Strike Looms 9 weeks ago
With a caregivers strike looming at the Motion Picture and Television Fund's long-term care center and hospital, the union representing...
By Brent Lang
MPTF says it has lined up temporary support staff
Contract talks have centered on staffing levels and healthcare premiums
Union and MPTF differ in opinions about "progress" of talks
CEO Bob Beitcher says staffing levels are not part of union negotiations
Union members are upset about cuts to their benefits and staffing levels that they deem unsafe
IATSE claims the new network is using non-union workers in its jurisdiction and will picket several Pac-12 basketball games Saturday
The IATSE union will organize workers on TNT's "The Great Escape," reaching an agreement with producer Profiles Entertainment after calling a strike on Saturday
Labor group gives strike authorization to negotiators working on a new sound recordings contract
"Party of Five" co-creator and his moderate agenda upset seasoned negotiator and former guild president who presided over the union during the strike
Spokesman: "The vast majority of our bloggers are thrilled to contribute"
Update: Game-show workers' walkout ends with a swift and amicable resolution
Tired of providing content in exchange for mere exposure, a "collective art publishing company" says "No more" to HuffPo
Agreement ends stage workers' strike of NBC reality show
Union unfurls banner and asks passers-by not to watch the reality show until the producers recognize production workers membership in the labor group
National labor group pledges its resources to IATSE, while series host Alison Sweeney looks to raise money for the show's striking workers
Strikers loudly sing "Happy Birthday" to passers-by in effort to disrupt production, which has resumed with scabs; trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper refuse to cross
Stage workers union puts out release saying there's been no dialog with production; they're preparing to picket on show's Calabasas location on Monday
Stage employees vote to picket NBC reality show
Producer who oversaw the guild's last round of labor unrest is back for 2011 AMPTP talks; Billy Ray also named as co-chair
New two-year agreement with Teamsters Local 399 avoids crippling walkout
Teamsters branch set to vote on strike authorization Sunday
Richard Epstein: "If people know what they're doing nothing outperforms the competitive market. The way in which workers are protected is to get away from one job and take another."
Civil war within SAG raged on Tuesday over a lawsuit that will be filed by hardliners in the guild seeking to reinstate Doug Allen.
In an emotional letter, the weakened SAG president defended his chief negotiator Doug Allen who was booted from office by angry board members.
Christine White was the woman next to William Shatner in "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"