• Issues

    A joint letter from Boston art museum directors

    by  • February 25, 2017 • Issues, News

    The following joint letter was posted Feb. 24, 2016, to friends and supporters of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the MIT List Visual Arts Center, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Harvard Art Museums, and the Museum of Fine Arts. Please forward to your friends and networks:

    As directors of Boston’s art museums, we serve...

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    SAG-AFTRA Statement on the Rights of a Free and Unencumbered Press

    by  • February 23, 2017 • Issues, News, Opinions

    Released Feb 20, 2017

    SAG-AFTRA, the entertainment industry labor union representing more than 160,000 actors, broadcasters and recording artists, today released the following Statement on the Rights of a Free and Unencumbered Press:

    “As a union whose membership includes broadcast and online journalists, SAG-AFTRA champions the rights of a free press, whose primary role is to...

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    SAG-AFTRA calls out Video Game Publishers

    by  • December 9, 2016 • Issues, News

    One of the recent clashes around IP rights reported somewhat recently in news media concerns residuals for voice actors. SAG-AFTRA called for a strike against 11 video game publishers this past October.

    “The strike comes in light of an unsuccessful 19 months of negotiations after the existing labor contract known as the Interactive Media Agreement...

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    Support the National Dance Education Organization’s advocacy on Capitol Hill, Thursday, October 6th!

    by  • October 5, 2016 • Calls to Action, Issues, News

    National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is holding a day of Dance/Arts Advocacy on Capitol Hill this Thursday, October 6th!

    Guest blogger Karen K. Bradley will be there and shares with us what the NDEO will be advocating in DC!

    If you can’t be there on Oct 6th, you can advocate to the U.S. Congress in support of...

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    NLRB to Grad Students at Private Colleges: You can Unionize!

    by  • August 29, 2016 • Issues, Legislation, News

    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...

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    From the Mass Production Coaliton- Film Jobs Advocacy Update

    by  • July 15, 2016 • Calls to Action, Issues, Legislation, News

    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...

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