DPE’s last four years can be defined by its service to affiliates and growth. DPE’s work has included promoting the benefits of unions for professionals, creating organizing materials tailored to professionals, and bringing unions of professionals together to collaborate on common issues. While the past four years have contained both opportunities and challenges, DPE and its affiliates have worked tirelessly to serve members and grow the labor movement.
On April 4, 2017, 12 national unions representing over a half million arts and entertainment professionals came together to oppose President Donald Trump’s proposed elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and privatization of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). In a joint letter which was delivered […]