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Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:45

Dozens of SAG-AFTRA members joined the estimated 750,000 Angelinos in participating in the Second Annual Women’s March Los Angeles in downtown L.A. on Jan. 21. The SAG-AFTRA contingent surrounded the prominent SAG-AFTRA banner and was led by President Gabriel Carteris, Secretary-Treasurer and L.A. Local President Jane Austin, and Executive Vice President and New York Local President Rebecca Damon, the union’s top three officers. Joining SAG-AFTRA at the march were members of sister media and entertainment unions WGAW, IATSE and AFM.

Start: 02/26/2018 - 11:00am
End: 02/26/2018 - 12:00pm

On Saturday, Feb. 24, across the country, join thousands of working people and our allies and stand up for our freedom to come together in strong unions and fight. Fight for equitable pay. Fight for affordable health care, quality schools, vibrant communities and a secure future for all of us. Demand an end to a system that’s rigged against working people. Additionally, a rally will take place in Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 26.

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:30

The #AdsGoUnion campaign, in collaboration with the NextGen Performers Subcommittee, held a Jan. 25 educational panel acquainting millennial union members with the current landscape of commercials performing. The event, which took place at SAG-AFTRA Plaza, was moderated by actor Katie Von Till and subcommittee Chair Ben Whitehair, both Local Board members. Panelists included performer Brent Bailey, Casting Director Francene Selkirk, Talent Agent Jennifer York and SAG-AFTRA Associate Commercials Strategist Shaine Griffin.

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:20

More than a thousand spirited SAG-AFTRA members gathered to enjoy holiday festivities at SAG-AFTRA Plaza on Dec. 13. Elected leaders, including President Gabrielle Carteris, Executive Vice President Rebecca Damon, and Secretary-Treasurer and Los Angeles Local President Jane Austin, greeted attendees. Everyone was delighted to celebrate with their colleagues and indulge in a delicious holiday meal, eggnog and holiday treats. Spicing up the winter cheer were the beautiful tree in the Plaza lobby’s, elegant décor and a choir of wintertime carolers.

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:50

SAG-AFTRA Secretary-Treasurer and Los Angeles Local President Jane Austin joined former U.S. Rep. and foreign ambassador Diane Watson in supporting We Are America: A Musical Salute to Our Veterans at the Madrid Theater in Los Angeles on Dec. 21. Produced by active union member Pink Lady Jackie Goldberg, the patriotic variety show, which features only senior performers, provides an opportunity for members to showcase their talents and is meant to draw awareness of the struggle older performers face when looking for work.

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:19

A delegation of SAG-AFTRA leaders joined more than 1,000 community and labor leaders as well as elected officials to commemorate civil rights accomplishments at the annual L.A. County Federation of Labor’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Breakfast on Jan. 20. The event’s keynote speaker, Vanita Gupta, who formally served as the head of the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, is currently president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Others who spoke included Rusty Hicks, president of the L.A.