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    Default Academy Awards 2014: Workers Who Make Oscar Statuettes In Labor Dispute

    The Teamsters Local 743 in Chicago has been unable to reach an agreement with R.S. Owens & Company, the local awards shop that has exclusively manufactured the familiar gold statuettes for the last three decades. A clash between the two sides arose sometime after late 2012, when R.S. Owens was acquired by privately held Canadian company St. Regis Crystal Inc. Shortly after the acquisition, R.S. Owens laid off 251 Local 743 members. About 80 percent of those workers were then hired back as St. Regis employees.
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    Default Re: Academy Awards 2014: Workers Who Make Oscar Statuettes In Labor Dispute

    Will Academy Award nominees speak up for the workers who make the Oscars?

    This creates a potentially uncomfortable situation for Academy Award winners. Many of them are members of Hollywood’s powerful unions and owe at least part of their economic bargaining power to labor movement solidarity. Yet, many of them could be celebrating their achievements with statutes at the center of a dispute over the most basic union rights.

    For their part, the workers are appealing to prospective Academy Award winners to use their platforms at the ceremony and in media interviews to take a stand on behalf of the labor movement.
    Will Academy Award nominees speak up for the workers who make the Oscars? | PandoDaily
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