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 […]
DPE launched a number of projects this year to assist affiliate organizing, continued its efforts to look at the future of work, and kicked off 2016 with a new logo and improved communication tools, including a new brochure and folder inserts that detail DPE’s work. DPE’s work this year helped its affiliates understand how the workforce and the labor movement has changed and how their unions can best be positioned to organize new members. DPE’s organizing materials and sector-specific reports come at a time when professionals are expanding their foothold within the labor movement. In 2015, over 300,000 new professionals joined the labor movement, the only area of growth for labor.