Graduate student assistants now have the same protections as employees under federal labor law
On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) ruled 3-1 in favor of a Columbia University graduate students’ petition to unionize, effectively allowing all graduate students nationwide to unionize at private colleges.
“The ruling reverses a misguided...Read more →
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Artist Resource Manager
THIS IS A TEMPORARY GRANT FUNDED POSITION WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF BECOMING PERMANENT.
This is a new position in the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture that will help artists navigate City Hall and the arts and culture sector in Boston. The position will be housed within the Mayor’s Office...Read more →
August 1, 2016
Massachusetts Cultural Council Press Release
(Boston, MA) – The Massachusetts Legislature voted overwhelmingly Sunday to restore $7.7 million in state funding for the arts, humanities, and sciences through the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC).
Both the House and Senate voted to override Governor Charlie...Read more →
MALC is pleased to announce that the House and Senate voted this weekend to override budget cuts to our sector enacted by Governor Charlie Baker in the 2017 State Budget.
Here are the line items they restored:
1. Massachusetts Cultural Council: Line Item # 0640-0300
What the Governor vetoed/reduced in funding: (reduce MCC funding by) 7,771,376* to...Read more →
As mentioned in prior MALC posts, the end of the two year Legislative session is July 31st and all pending matters before the Senate and House need to be taken up (the budget overrides and pending key legislation).
Please see MALC’s blog post on what vetoes need to be overridden and how to advocate:
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The end of the formal legislative session is July 31st. This weekend (Saturday, July 30th & Sunday, July 31st), both the House and the Senate will be in what is called formal session. During these sessions, the Representatives and Senators will be voting to override the Governor’s budget vetoes and will also be working to pass legislation.
The current Two Year Legislative Session ends on July 31. This will allow state representatives and senators to focus on their districts and their reelection campaigns (legislators serve two-year terms at a time). The next two weeks are sure to involve a flurry of activity.
By the end of July, all current legislation will pass,...Read more →
From the Massachusetts Production Coalition:
FILM JOBS ADVOCACY UPDATE
Last night (July 14th) the Massachusetts Senate passed a broad Economic Development Bill which contains NO proposals to alter the Film & Television incentive program. As we alerted earlier in the week, there were very real concerns about efforts to dismantle the incentive program through debate of...Read more →