Sunday, June 26, 2011

Election at Our Sister Union

It seems that the Cinematographers Guild (Local 600) held themselves a special election.

Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler handily won a seat on the board of the International Cinematographers Guild in a new election ordered by federal labor officials. ...

Wexler and other candidates maintained they were improperly disqualified because they have been critics of the current union's president, Steven Poster, and had complained to the U.S. Department of Labor. ...

Wexler said he felt vindicated by the election results. "It's an incredible showing when, not so long ago, they were saying I was not qualified to run for office,"

I know Mr. Wexler as a passionate union advocate, and articulate spokesman for his position inside the I.A. He participated in the I.A.'s District Two organizing committee a couple of months back, still energetic in his late eighties. We congratulate Mr. Wexler on his new guild position.


Anonymous said...

Wexler's a nut, but he's passionate, well informed, and has a BIG mouth.

Just what you want in a role like that.

Congrats to Haskell!

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