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80 Years Ago Today, Disney Animation Workers Went on Strike

Paul Prescod Jacobin
The Disney cartoonists and animators’ strike that began at a California studio on May 29, 1941, forever changed the labor standards of an industry — and inspired cultural workers to take greater ownership over their labor.

2.7 Million Jobs in the Arts Have Been Lost Since the Pandemic Began

Sasha Abramsky Truthout
To allow millions of workers in the arts to end up jobless – and permit the breakdown of the institutional infrastructure that makes the performance and showcasing of art possible— would leave this country culturally impoverished for years to come.
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