Tag Archives: Union

YouTubers Team Up With Europe’s Largest Trade Union To Demand the Platform Stop Screwing Them Over

The campaign’s list of demands includes calling on Youtube to create an independent mediation board to address disputed cases of demonetization and guideline violations, in addition to throwing out their automated system of creator appeals in favor of human points of contact. – Alyse Stanley, Gizmodo » https://ift.tt/2SJcsoW
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Netflix deal with Hollywood union promises better conditions for actors

The service has signed a roughly three-year contract with SAG-AFTRA that provides expanded coverage for union work. It now recognizes “performance capture” (think motion capture) and dubbing as covered work, giving actors in those fields the same labor protections as others. The people voicing the English-language version of your favorite anime might have better pay and working conditions, to put it one way. – Jon Fingas, Engadget » https://engt.co/2Y81gTE

Spotify-Owned Gimlet Stalled Podcaster Union Efforts for Months

Earlier this week, Gimlet management “effectively declined” to recognize the union, Gimlet Union said in a tweet. It demanded a the proposed group of staffers seeking collective representation hold another vote to see how many favor a union, but seeks to bar around 30 current members of the bargaining unit from this revote… – Bryan Menegus, Gizmodo » https://ift.tt/2U53F4B

Charter Union Worker Arrested for Sabotaging Company Network –

A Long Island resident and unionized Charter Communications employee has been arrested for sabotaging the company’s network last month in Queens. […] the damage resulted in 60,000 Charter customers losing service in Queens for the better part of a day. […] evidence showed he removed a security camera’s SD card to avoid detection, then severed an important fiber connection. – Karl Bode, DSL Reports http://ift.tt/2uolUEk

Actors on streaming shows reach a deal for better pay

It’s safe to say that this will raise production costs in the streaming world, although it’s going to be a while before we know the practical impact. There’s no guarantee that it’ll lead to subscription fee hikes. However, the agreement could ultimately help internet video by luring actors toward internet-oriented shows they wouldn’t consider otherwise. – Jon Fingas, Engadget http://engt.co/2tHuMof

Hollywood Writers: Set-top Box Piracy Fears Are Overblown

Comments submitted by the Writers Guild of America, West this week suggest that piracy fears are being overblown. This is an unexpected stance from a labor union represents thousands of screen writers in Hollywood and Southern California, many of whom work for the major movie and TV studios. Instead of repeating the piracy concerns, the writers believe that it’s crucial to offer the public more choice and they expect that the proposal will benefit both consumers and content creators. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak

SAG-AFTRA/Labels Agree on Worldwide Streaming Deal

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SAG-AFTRA and major record labels said late Thursday they had struck a deal on a successor agreement on sound recordings that includes what they call a “groundbreaking” formula for compensation for online streaming and nonpermanent digital downloads that includes revenue from outside the U.S. and on platforms including Spotify and Rdio. – John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Magazine