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Record Revenue, Undervalued Employees

Sandra England | Posted 08.09.2014 | Sports
Sandra England

The news that the Pac-12 Conference jumped to the head of the class in 2012-13, earning $330 million in record revenue comes as no surprise. Welcome to the new college sports business model.

Low-Wage Earners Seek Respect and a Living Wage

Pearl Korn | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Could it be that they see the handwriting on the wall, that they, too, may one day become low-wage earners, as their bargaining rights and benefits are decimated across the country?

Lindsay Lohan Film Under Investigation

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.21.2012 | Entertainment

Never a dull moment in the life of Lindsay Lohan and those she comes into contact with: Two Hollywood unions are investigating working conditions on t...

Unions Investigating 'Liz & Dick' After Lindsay Lohan, Crew Allegedly Overworked

Jonathan Handel | Posted 08.19.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Two prominent Hollywood unions are investigating the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, The Hollywood Reporter (exclusive) has learned, with the moves coming ...

Feds Sues Lucasfilm for Undermining VFX Artists

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lee Stranahan

The unions may have just gotten a Christmas present from two of the biggest, most well-known names in the worlds of animation and visual effects.

'Biggest Loser' Crew Reaches New Deal, Ends Strike

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The agreement between IATSE and Reveille will provide the crew with health benefits -- their major goal. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. -----------...

California Labor Federation Endorses 'Biggest Loser' Strike

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Group represents 2.1 million union members; it's unknown what additional steps the organization may take to support the strikers. Details in my Hollyw...

LA AFL-CIO Pledges to Send Picketers to 'Biggest Loser'

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Details: The Hollywood Reporter. ------------------------------- Watch for my new book "Hollywood on Strike!," due out next month. Subscribe to my b...

LA County AFL-CIO Council Targets 'Biggest Loser'

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, plans to endorse the IATSE strike, now in its second week. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. --------...

AFTRA Endorses IATSE 'Biggest Loser' Organizing Campaign

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The union issued an unequivocal statement of support. Details in my Hollywood Reporter piece. ------------------------------- Watch for my new book ...

Picketers to Face Replacement Workers at 'Biggest Loser' on Monday

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

IATSE decries 'strike-breakers' hired by production company to cross picket line. It looks like there will be fireworks Monday morning at NBC's Bigges...

Union Starts Picketing 'Biggest Loser'

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Fifty crew members walk off Wednesday's shoot; the group is demanding a union contract for the reality show with pension and health benefits. A unio...

Fixing the Residuals System

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The residuals system is broken. It's expensive to administer and is an invitation to conflict as platforms such as new media evolve. Yet we need resid...

How the WGA Won: A Behind the Scenes Look at the WGA Strike

Roger Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger Wolfson

The groundwork for the writers' strike started with something the town rarely notices: a routine, biannual WGA election.

IATSE President Sends Smackdown Letter To WGA President

Hollywood Reporter | Carl DiOrio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The head of IATSE said that WGA West president Patric Verrone always wanted a strike. In a letter dated Tuesday and distributed Wednesday to the medi...