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Global Labor Film Festival Returns for Fourth Year

Global Labor Film Festival Returns for Fourth Year

Twelve films, eight cities and four countries comprise the fourth annual Global Labor Film Festival. GLFF is organized by labor film festivals around the world who each screen a labor-themed film of their choice during the month of May, chosen because May 1—International Workers’ Day—is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and celebrated unofficially in many other countries.

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'Transparent' Musicians Call for Equal Treatment and a Voice on the Job

​AFM Local 47 musicians and union officials were joined by JLC Western Region Executive Director Leslie Gersicoff the morning of March 29, for an early morning leafleting outside a “Transparent” location shoot in the desert town of Pearblossom, Calif.

Working people in Los Angeles are calling for Picrow, the production company behind the Amazon show "Transparent," to treat musicians fairly. Members of the American Federation of Musicians (AFMLocal 47 leafleted outside the show's Pearblossom, California, desert location shoot, asking, "Where's the pride for musicians." The musicians want Picrow to treat them the same as it treats the other working people on the show. The actors, writers, directors and crew receive union wages, benefits and protections, but musicians are not covered by a labor contract.

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IBEW 1245 Launches Public-Sector Member-to-Member Education Drive on the 'Union Difference'

IBEW 1245 Launches Public-Sector Member-to-Member Education Drive on the 'Union Difference'

This is just one of the tough questions that 60 Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245 public-sector member leaders tackled as they prepared to launch a new member-to-member educational drive to push back against the growing attacks against public-sector unions.

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Organizing Institute Apprentices Gear Up with Autoworkers to Ask for a Little Respect

Organizing Institute Apprentices Gear Up with Autoworkers to Ask for a Little Respect

Organizing Institute apprentices have hit the ground running to help autoworkers build a union at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi—a fight that has been brewing over the past decade. This is the largest class of OI apprentices to be part of any one campaign. It’s important because this is a historic campaign to show that union organizing is a civil right and to show that #BlackLivesMatter.

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You Don’t Want to Miss These ‘Worker Wins’ Stories of 2015

Image via Culinary Union Local 226

Working people won big in 2015. Whether it was coming together and voting “union yes,” or winning legislation for paid sick and family leave, we can say it was a very good year. 

We’ve covered many of these “worker wins” stories over the last year on the AFL-CIO Now Blog. Here are some highlights you don’t want to miss (after the jump).

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