- Making News: Union Pacific Train Derailment
The National Transportation Safety Board-s preliminary findings on last week-s train derailment in Commerce say a yard crew failed to apply hand brakes to the parked freight and Union Pacific-s neglected to notify adjacent communities about the runaway. The train derailed after racing 28 miles from Montclair toward downtown LA, destroying homes and injuring 12 people. Katheryn Blackwell, communications director for Union Pacific, tells KCRW-s Kyle McKinnon that her company is cooperating fully with the NTSB.
- Reporter's Notebook: SAG-AFTRA Merger
Bitter words, dueling press conferences and loud rallies have become the norm as the June 30 deadline nears for SAG and AFTRA members to vote on whether the two unions should merge into one. Peter Kiefer, who covers labor law for the Hollywood Reporter, tells KCRW-s Kyle McKinnon what a merger would mean for the industry, the 98,000-member Screen Actors Guild and the 70,000 members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.