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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
THE CHANGING WORKING ENVIRONMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL WORKERS – On November 13, 2014, the DPE will hold Part I of its series The Changing Working Environment for Professional and Technical Workers for its affiliates. Based on the recently published DPE fact sheet, The Future of Work and Workers in Professional and Technical Occupations, Part I of the series will review how new technologies and workplace changes for professional and technical workers have impacted workers over the last decade and what changes for work and workers are expected in the next five to 10 years.
For more information, contact DPE Assistant to the President Eric Geist, (202) 638-0320 ext. 119.
DPE PARTICIPATES IN COMMON SENSE ECONOMICS TRAINING – On September 9, DPE Assistant to the President Eric Geist took part in the Women and Families training for the AFL-CIO organizing tool Common Sense Economics (CSE), which is one of the five training modules available.
DPE HIRES RESEARCH INTERN – Tristan Brosnan, DPE’s new research intern, is a graduate student in secondary education at The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Social Thought and Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Tristan also studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla in Puebla, Mexico and Academia Latinoamericana De Español in Sucre, Bolivia.
Tristan was recently a Fellow at Teaching for Change and The Zinn Education Project in Washington, DC. His previous experience also includes working as the Programs Coordinator at Georgetown University’s Center for Intercultural Education and Development. DPE is delighted to have Tristan join our team.
DPE SUPPORTS AFM EFFORT ON DOT RULES FOR SAFE PASSAGE FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS WHEN FLYING – On September 29, DPE Assistant to the President Eric Geist attended a Department of Transportation (DOT) meeting with a coalition led by the American Federation of Musicians (AFM). The DOT is required by Congress to write regulations to implement rules for musical instruments that are flown as carry-on or checked baggage. Airlines were also represented.
ACTORS’ EQUITY SURPASSES 50,000 MEMBERS – On August 20, Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) President Nick Wyman reported membership exceeded 50,000 members.
IATSE ON STRIKE AGAINST ‘SHAHS OF SUNSET’ – On September 11, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE) Local MPEG 700 began a strike against Bravo TV’s ‘Shahs of Sunset.’
NFLPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SMITH CONTRIBUTES VIDEO FOR ‘THE WAY THEY WORKED’ CAMPAIGN – As part of Labor Day and Grandparents Day celebrations, National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Executive Director DeMaurice Smith shared memories of his grandparents http://youtu.be/K1Ak364-4QI.
DPE SIGNS ON – On September 16, DPE signed onto a joint letter urging the Senate to quickly pass legislation that would stop U.S. corporations from shifting their address offshore, typically to a tax haven, in order to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. Other signers included the AFGE, AFSA, AFT, IAM, USW, and the AFL-CIO.
DPE IN THE NEWS: LABOR DAY INTERVIEW – DPE President Paul Almeida was on the audio cast Patriot-Made for Labor Day.