Solidarity and Fun are the Gooooaaaals!

By Evan Henerson / September 21, 2022 / 0 Comments

They gathered, they tailgated, they ate, drank and cheered on their hometown teams, all while sporting customized Local 600 scarves. If socializing and solidarity were the…er… “goals” of this first-time multi-region social event planned by the Local 600 Active Engagement Committee, then the Soccer Solidarity Social event was every inch a success. Over the weekend […]

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What it Takes to Flip a Non-Union Production

By Evan Henerson / August 31, 2022 / 0 Comments

When the producers of the action film Sympathy for the Devil decided to transfer their production from Atlanta to the Las Vegas area, they figured they might get around pesky annoyances like having to pay their crew members union wages and contribute to their health benefits and pensions. Nevada is a right-to-work state. But thanks […]

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Union Colleagues Reunited: Central Region Reps Crowell and Cooper

By Evan Henerson / August 10, 2022 / 0 Comments

They’ve only been on staff for less than a year, yet two of the Central Region’s newest business reps plan on spending the next decade at ICG. That’s how much Heather Crowell and Yvette Marche’ Cooper say they are loving their new jobs. “I’ve already told [Central Region Director] Theresa Khouri that I’m here for […]

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KIRO-TV Contract Victory

By Evan Henerson / July 27, 2022 / 0 Comments

Seattle may be known, in part, for its famously cloudy skies, but there was no raining on the parade of the Local 600 members at KIRO-TV following a contract victory that was two years in the making. The newly signed, three-year deal with Cox Media Group covers 17 Local 600 news photojournalists at the Seattle-based […]

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From Craft to Contracts: Tom Bracone’s Second Act

By Evan Henerson / June 8, 2022 / 0 Comments

As has been the case with so many people in the industry, the industry-wide COVID-19 pandemic played a major role in determining Tom Bracone’s career trajectory. Following more than 40 years working on commercials and episodic television, Bracone left the set of Law & Order: SVU working as a day player in March of 2020 […]

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A Union ‘Jewell’ in the Newscasting Crown

By Evan Henerson / May 25, 2022 / 0 Comments

When photojournalist Jeff Jewell left Milwaukee to take a new job in Detroit, his soon-to-be fellow crew members at WDIV-TV knew they would be getting both a creative shooter and a devoted union man. Sunny Shields, a Local 600 NEB member and the shop steward at WDIV, reached out to Jewell immediately to gauge his […]

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Organizing Victories Galore in the Central Region

By Evan Henerson / May 18, 2022 / 0 Comments

From Houston to Atlanta, and from Chicago to Kalamazoo, the reps of the Central Region have been getting it done in 2022, organizing a total of 16 projects in recent months. What does the organizing picture look like so far?  Here’s a sampling. Crew members in Tyrone, GA on the feature On Smoother Dirt had […]

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Local 600 Broadcast Rep Raquel Ruiz Likes to Think Outside the Box

By Evan Henerson / March 16, 2022 / 0 Comments

The  Local 600 baseball caps have already made their way to the members at TV news stations in the Pacific Northwest. Raquel Ruiz, the Local 600 business rep who sent those hats, expects to make her way up north soon too. “They’re getting ready to bargain – electing their bargaining team and distributing the hats […]

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Paul Mailman: Incentivizing the Evergreen State

By Evan Henerson / March 3, 2022 / 0 Comments

If the money is there, then film production will come to Washington state. For years, Paul Mailman has been making this claim. But more than talk, he has also been busy lobbying to help make it happen. A Local 600 Director of Photography and an area steward based in Washington, Mailman would like to work […]

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From “Succession” to “Power” to Whatever Comes Next

By Evan Henerson / January 26, 2022 / 0 Comments

In an ever-changing industry roiled by uncertainty, it makes sense to stay flexible and be ready to change your plans. Kati Pérez learned this lesson first-hand when an application she submitted through a nonprofit she worked with landed her on the set of a critically-acclaimed show and opened up a path to membership in Local […]

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