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SAG-AFTRA says studios’ latest offer falls short of union’s AI demands


By Sarah Whitten

Nov. 6, 2023

SAG-AFTRA actors aren’t totally on board with Hollywood studios’ latest labor agreement pitch. The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists said there were still “several essential items” that they couldn’t agree with during their negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, including artificial intelligence guidelines.


Atlantic City Electric, union to resume contract talks Tuesday amid strike

Press of Atlantic City

By Eric Conklin 

Nov. 6, 2023

Leaders of local electrical union IBEW Local 210 and Atlantic City Electric agreed to meet Tuesday to resume contract negotiations in hopes of ending the strike that began Sunday, the company said. Both sides agreed to meet Tuesday after Atlantic City Electric officials declined an invitation to meet Monday, said Zach Story, a business manager for the union. The union opted to strike Sunday after it and Atlantic City Electric failed to agree on a new contract. The union represents about 400 workers in a range of positions in the company. 


As Boeing Machinists contract talks near, union savors new labor power

The Seattle Times

By Dominic Gates

Nov. 6, 2023

Boeing’s contract with the Machinists who build the jets in the Renton and Everett assembly plants runs out in 10 months. The union leadership is preparing now for a high-stakes confrontation — with a careful eye on the successful tactics of the autoworkers union in Detroit. For two decades, Boeing has repeatedly wielded threats to send work out of state that have forced concessions and weakened the historically powerful International Association of Machinists. This time, labor is resurgent nationwide and for the first time in 16 years the IAM’s 30,000 Boeing employees in District 751 have leverage they lacked in the previous two contract rounds.


Actors’ Equity, Broadway League settle after historic effort to organize ‘Waitress’ tour

Los Angeles Times

By Ashley Lee

Nov. 6, 2023

Actors’ Equity Assn., the national union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers working in live theater, and the Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway industry, on Monday announced a settlement agreement following last year’s organizing effort of the nonunion touring company of “Waitress.”


Nurses at Ascension Saint Agnes vote to unionize, a Baltimore first

The Baltimore Banner

By Cody Boteler

Nov. 6, 2023

Registered nurses at Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore voted late last week to join National Nurses United. This marks the first time nurses in Baltimore have unionized at a private hospital, the union said Saturday. “This victory is a big win for our patients and for all of Baltimore, and we achieved it despite the Ascension administration’s relentless efforts to undermine our legal rights to form a union, which are currently under federal investigation,” Kimmy Rider, a nurse at Saint Agnes, said in a statement.



Residents can donate to provide heaters for those in need

News-Press Now

By Riley Funk

Nov. 6, 2023

AFL-CIO Community Services is handing out space heaters to those in need as winter approaches, and the group is calling on the community to help donate to the cause. AFL-CIO works to keep people comfortable and safe year-round, partnering with Evergy in the warmer months to provide fans, and then Heartwarmers in the cooler months to give out heaters. Nichi Seckinger, executive director of AFL-CIO Community Services, said with recent cold snaps and winter approaching, the demand is already high. 

“We had about 20 space heaters 10 days ago, and I think we’re down to three. So they go really, really quick,” Seckinger said.