July 26, 2012 |
Hollywood's location managers have staked out a new three-year contract. Teamsters Local 399 on Thursday reached a tentative agreement for about 600 location managers in the Los Angeles area with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, said a person close to the negotiations who was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. Patterned after similar contracts negotiated by studio drivers, camera operators, grips and other technical crews and crafts workers, the new deal provides a 2% annual wage increase and additional funding for the union's health plan.
August 1, 2012 |
Hollywood's location managers have ratified a new three-year contract. Members of Teamsters Local 399 approved a new contract negotiated last week with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers covering 600 location managers who work in the Los Angeles area. Modeled on similar contracts negotiated by studio drivers, camera operators, grips and other technical crews and crafts workers, the new deal provides a 2% annual wage increase, an increase in car allowances and additional funding for the union's healthcare plan.
June 19, 2011 |
Teen workers can be a boon to small businesses, but some owners and managers make the mistake of treating them like younger versions of adult workers. They're not, in many cases. Teens who grew up in the digital era might shun paper-based information. And they might have some attitude, wanting to know the why behind a command and what's in it for them, experts said. "I've talked to so many managers who are like, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know how to supervise and manage teens: All they need is a good swift kick in the you-know-what,' " said Ken Whiting, a consultant who specializes in teen employment issues.
February 17, 2013 |
Question: When our association manager is asked a question, her answer is "The lawyer says.... " When she makes that statement to owners and directors, they all believe her. When I asked the president about this, he said, "If you can't trust your employees, who can you trust?" The manager reduces the board meetings to arguing with and shouting at residents. None of the board members knows or totally understands the CC&Rs (covenants, conditions and restrictions, which are the governing documents of the association)
October 22, 2013 |
When NBA.com released its annual general managers' survey Tuesday, there were several interesting items regarding the Clippers. The Clippers appear to have garnered one vote to win the NBA championship. Asked to predict who would win the title, the GMs made the two-time defending champion Miami Heat the favorite with 75.9% of the vote. Indiana and San Antonio tied for second with 6.9% each, and the Clippers, Chicago and Oklahoma City were listed as "also receiving votes. " On the question of who would win the Western Conference, the Clippers got 20% of the GMs' votes, behind San Antonio (40%)
May 17, 2012 |
Joe Torre is managing to bring his foundation to Los Angeles big-time. A fundraising night has been scheduled for June 14 at the Hotel Bel-Air that will be hosted by Vin Scully and feature five managers - Tommy Lasorda, Tony LaRussa, Mike Scioscia, Don Mattingly and Torre. The “Inside the Game” event is scheduled to include a cocktail reception and dinner, along with an auction to raise funds for the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation. The foundation sponsors Margaret's Place, which provides safe rooms in schools and counseling for middle and high school students who are the victims of domestic violence.