Unions

Hollywood Unions Want Tax Relief from Congress As Coronavirus Decimates Production

Hollywood unions are asking Congress for tax relief as TV and movie production has come to a halt around the country due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. The industry-wide work stoppage has put thousands of rank-and-file actors, writers, musicians, and crew members out of work with no sign yet as to when production activity will resume.

The Hollywood sign is seen from Hollywood Boulevard, on the site of the upcoming Academy Award ceremony on February 21, 2019 in Hollywood. - The annual Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Watch: Nurses Union Holds Tiny Protest Outside White House to Demand PPE

Members of the National Nurses United (NNU), the largest registered nurses union in the country, are demonstrating at the White House on Tuesday to honor nurses on the frontlines battling the Chinese coronavirus, some of whom have lost their lives, and to demand President Trump to “use his authority under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to order the mass production of PPE.”

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DNC Bows to AFSCME Union, Won’t Hold 6th Debate at UCLA

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) bowed to the wishes of the Association of Federal, State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union Wednesday, canceling the sixth Democratic Party presidential primary debate at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in December. An alternative venue for the debate has not yet been announced.

Bernie Sanders at UCLA (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Public Works Union Attacks Eric Garcetti’s ‘Green New Deal’ in L.A.

Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18, the largest union representing Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employees, are taking sides against a local Democratic candidate for city council who supports Mayor Eric Garcetti’s version of the “Green New Deal,” highlighting her socialist affiliations.

Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti and Suzette Quintanilla attend the ceremony honoring her late sister, singer Selena Quintanilla, with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 3, 2017, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / TARA ZIEMBA (Photo credit should read TARA ZIEMBA/AFP/Getty Images)