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'Slates for Sarah' Honors Lost Life and Calls for Movie Set Safety

Photo courtesy Slates for Sarah Facebook page

On Feb. 20, Sarah Jones, who was working as 2nd assistant camera on the film "Midnight Rider" in Jesup, Ga., died on a train trestle at the age of 27. Several other crew members were injured, some severely, as well. Her friends and supporters set up a Facebook page, Slates for Sarah, to honor her life and to raise awareness about safety on movie sets.

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Winners and Losers of the Week

Photo courtesy @TheEllenShow/Twitter

In our regular weekly feature, we'll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the persons or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

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No Fancy Commercials, but Super Bowl is Brought to You by Union Members

Photo via NFLPA

Sunday was the first outdoor, cold weather site Super Bowl in the game’s 48-year history. The frigid weather in the weeks leading up to the game didn't  stop the thousands of union members who brought you the game. On the scene at MetLife Stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands or behind the scenes at many facilities in the Metro New York-New Jersey area, union members made the nation’s national party day possible.   

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SAG-AFTRA Awards Honor Rita Moreno and ‘American Hustle’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ Casts

SAG-AFTRA Awards Honor Rita Moreno and ‘American Hustle’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ Casts

SAG-AFTRA honored outstanding motion picture and television performances at its annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremonies Jan. 18. Rita Moreno received  the union's highest honor, the 50th Annual Life Achievement Award. 

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Cheer on Your Union Brothers and Sisters at the 2014 Golden Globes

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

This Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, union talent will be on full display at the 2014 Golden Globes Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. 

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Is That a Union Nutcracker?

Photo courtesy of the Atlanta Ballet

Here in the holiday season and stretching into the New Year, a lot of folks decide it’s a good time for a night at the theater or to take in a concert. A lot of us want to look for the union label, too. Here are some links that might help.

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Union Veterans, Members Clean Vietnam Veterans Memorial

AFGE photo

In the early hours of Aug. 3, the AFL-CIO Union Veterans Council organized a group of national union leaders and activists to participate in the washing of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. As the sun rose over the Three Service Members Statue, volunteers received a welcome from the Vietnam Veterans of America, saluted the memorial and observed a moment of silence.

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Matthew D. Loeb Unanimously Re-elected President of IATSE

Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) International President Matthew D. Loeb was re-elected unanimously this morning to serve another four-year term in the position he has held since 2008. The vote came during the last session of IATSE’s 67th Quadrennial Convention being held in Boston for the past week at the Boston Sheraton Hotel.   

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People @ Work: Prepping for 'A Capitol Fourth'

Joe Corbin and Susan Kelleher, married Theatrical Stage Employees stagehands from Local 22, talk about preparing for this year's "A Capitol Fourth" celebration on the West Lawn of the Capitol.

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10 Jobs You Probably Didn't Know Were Union Jobs

When most people think about union members, they probably picture blue-collar workers in factories. Maybe teachers, police, firefighters and other government employees come to mind.

But workers in many more fields come together in unions to have a voice on the job to improve their lives and the lives of their families—from rocket scientists at NASA (members of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers [IFPTE]) to actors like Alec Baldwin (a member of SAG-AFTRA) and all across the spectrum of work that goes on in the United States.

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