The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Hollywood’s major studios and leaders reached a tentative agreement, averting a strike that threatened to shut down movie and TV show productions.
The union that represents some 60,000 film and television workers set a strike deadline of Monday at 12:01 a.m. today, putting pressure on producers to get a deal done and avoid shutdown of many Hollywood films and television shows.
More than 24,000 nurses and other health care workers at Kaiser Permanente in California and Oregon have overwhelmingly authorized a strike, threatening to walk out over pay and working conditions strained by the coronavirus pandemic.
A growing group of hotel workers and hotel worker allies have been gathering weekly in front of the Renaissance and Westin hotels on Ocean Boulevard in downtown Long Beach, switching between the two hotels every other week. Last Friday, picketers protested in front of the Renaissance from 7:00AM to 9:00AM.