The Basic Premise of Organizing
The basic premise of organizing is that many voices saying the same thing are more powerful than one voice. Member-to-member communication and cooperation are key to successful organizing.
Actors are facing many new challenges that threaten their ability to make a living doing what we love. Although many actors love their work so much they might do it for free, the fact is that when producers are making money from an actor’s performance that actor deserves to be paid their fair share…it’s only right. Actors must organize and exercise solidarity to achieve the goals of increasing SAG-AFTRA productions and creating more work for all SAG-AFTRA members.
Membership participation is the key to successful organizing. A powerful union comes from an activated membership. There are many ways to get involved at SAG-AFTRA, from joining MOVE (Member Organizing Volunteer Efforts) to participating in SAG-AFTRA trainings, membership meetings, and caucuses. Even with your busy schedule, there are opportunities for every member to help.
To help organize check out MOVE (Member Organizing Volunteer Efforts)
Assistant to the National Executive Director of Organizing: Virginia Hanley
Office: (323) 549-6002