Labor Rights

Paper chase: Bay-area newspaper employees vs. an anti-union mogul

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The Newspaper Guild is up against a cost-cutting mogul and declining revenues, but the union continues to seek converts

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Pozner explains writers' strike to Kurtz and Medved

Hollywood writers will strike, timing unclear

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online.wsj.com/article/SB119397576940580236.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

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Teamsters warn Tribune waivers could violate FCC policies

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Union Urges Protection of Public Interest in Tribune Deal

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Will Hollywood writers strike? Labor drama unfolds

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As the deadline for a new contract nears, writers and producers are negotiating, but some are braced for the worst.

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Northwest musicians and organized labor oppose media consolidation

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American Federation of Musicians Locals 99 (Portland) and 76-943 (Seattle) have passed resolutions opposing media consolidation. The Portland resolution was adopted by the Oregon AFL-CIO; the Seattle resolution, cosponsored by the Communications Workers of America, is currently before the King County Labor Council. Here's the Seattle resolution:

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