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Thousands of Nurses to Strike This Week in Minnesota, California and Massachusetts

Thousands of Nurses to Strike This Week in Minnesota, California and Massachusetts

Starting this week, nearly 10,000 registered nurses, affiliated with National Nurses United (NNU), are striking in Minnesota, California and Massachusetts in order to improve patient safety and quality care at the hospitals where they work. The nurses are taking a stand on behalf of their patients at hospitals in the three states owned by various corporations that are raising serious questions about their commitment to patients and their health care providers. While the nurses are striking against the specific details of each situation, they are fighting back against similar problems seen at hospitals throughout the country.

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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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