LABOR GOES TO THE MOVIES
For an alternative to the usual winter movie fluff, check out “Finally Got the News,” a documentary about radical black activists who pull off a wildcat strike in 1968 to protest racist conditions in the auto industry. Presented by the Professional Staff Congress, the union of CUNY professors, as part of its Labor Goes to the Movies series. Feb. 20, 6 p.m., 99 Hudson Street, $2 suggested donation.
STRIKING AT THE OYSTER BAR
Restaurant workers represented by HERE Local 100 are on strike against the Oyster Bar at Grand Central Station. Workers went on strike in mid-December over serious disagreements with owner Michael Garvey concerning health insurance, wages and pension. Local 802 took part in picket line demonstrations.
ANOTHER FIGHT FOR MINIMUMS
Following Local 802’s Broadway strike, AFM Local 16 (Newark) took on the issue of minimums over its contract with the Paper Mill Playhouse in Milburn, N.J. The previous contract mandated a minimum of 10 musicians per production. The new contract maintains an average of 10 musicians per production, but allows one production to come in at 8 musicians. That is balanced by requiring 12 musicians for another production.