Happy Labor Day!
Gather ’round, kids, because it's time for our #Spotlight — and this one's a history lesson, too, all about Frances Perkins!
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Perkins was the first woman to be earn a Cabinet position when President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated her for Secretary of Labor on March 4, 1932.
She was no figurehead, either;Perkins ran the show for all twelve years of FDR's term, working hard to ensure lower class
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AHHHH!!! Words can't explain how happy we are right now…but we'll try to explain anyway.
Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee has ordered his state to recognize same-sex marriages that were performed out of state.
As a result, gay couples will enjoy the same benefits in Rhode Island that straight couples do. Same-sex spouses of state employees will be
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Teamsters of Boston and beyond, Mark Walhberg’s got your back!!
Marky Mark and the folks at A&E have come together to create an unscripted reality drama that will focus on the infamous truck-driver/chauffer/warehouse-workers union - commonly referred to as Teamsters.
It will explore the inner-workings of the Union, its members, and their controversial function in American society.
Wahlberg is set to executive produce the project along side
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This movie is so filled with drama and it hasn't even gone into production yet!!
Reports are saying that the unions for actors in film and television, SAG and AFTRA, have alerted their members to not accept work on Peter Jackson's upcoming film The Hobbit.
Members "are advised not to accept work on this non-union project" because:
"The Alliance agreement for large-budget international studio films…provides for residuals that are equivalent to those under the SAG agreement. The residuals proposed by the producers of The Hobbit are less in every respect."
According to unions, producers on the film have refused to sign union contracts.
Crazy!! Will this movie ever happen??
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