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  • October 2014 – In This Issue

    • The Changing Working Environment for Professional and Technical Workers
    • DPE Participates in Common Sense Economics Training
    • DPE Twitter and Facebook Accounts
    • DPE Hires Research Intern
    • DPE Supports AFM Effort On DOT Rules for Safe Passage for Musical Instruments When Flying
    • Actors’ Equity Surpasses 50,000 Members
    • IATSE On Strike Against ‘Shahs of Sunset’
    • NFLPA Executive Director Smith Contributes Video for ‘The Way They Worked’ Campaign
    • DPE Signs On
    • DPE in the News: Labor Day Interview

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President’s Report, June 1, 2013 – May 31, 2014

At last year’s meeting of the General Board, the Board re-elected the Executive Committee and added D. Michael Langford, National President of the Utility Workers Union of America, to the Executive Committee as a General Vice President. The fall meeting of the DPE Executive Committee wished David Cohen well in his retirement. DPE was fortunate to hire Eric Geist as the Assistant to the President of DPE.

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  • The Real World of Reality TV: Worker Exploitation

    October 14, 2014

    On September 10, 16 editors on the Bravo reality show Shahs of Sunset walked off the job in Hollywood after informing their employer, Ryan Seacrest Productions, of their intentions to unionize. The next day, Bravo announced they would delay the premiere of the fourth season.  Read more … 

    David Dayen

    In These Times

  • ‘Shahs of Sunset’ Strike Over: Deal Ratified With Ryan Seacrest Productions

    Just under two weeks after the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees slapped Bravo with unfair labor practices charges at the Labor Relations Board, it looks looks like everything is now over – in a good way. “The crew of Shahs Of Sunset voted unanimously to ratify a union agreement, ending the month-long strike,” said the Motion Picture Editors Guild tonight.  Read more … 

    Dominic Patten


  • Study: Most Top Films and Television Shows Are Legally Available Online

    September 30, 2014

    The vast majority of the most popular films and television shows are legally available online for U.S. audiences, according to a new study from KPMG.  Read more … 


  • Bravo Facing Charges Against Illegal Firing of “Shahs of Sunset” Post Crew

    Los Angeles, California – September 29, 2014 – This morning the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) filed Unfair Labor Practice charges against Bravo Media with the National Labor Relations Board.  Read more … 

    Rob Callahan

    Motion Picture Editors Guild

  • California Enacts Landmark Law For Temp Workers

    The state of California just took a big step toward curbing the abuse of temporary workers.

    On Sunday night, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill into law that will hold companies responsible when their subcontracted temp agencies endanger or underpay workers. Now, when a subcontracted temp firm rips off a low-wage worker, the company at the top may have to pay a price. Read more…

    Dave Jamieson

    Huffington Post

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