SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of national board member and former interim Screen Actors Guild President Sumi Sevilla Haru, who died today at age 75.
This online hub will feature union members throughout the country and showcase the quality of union work through articles and videos.
@Work features seven categories on the site: Action, People, Community, Innovation, Quality, Training and Collaboration. The AFL-CIO will highlight each category throughout the week.
SAG-AFTRA is a proud member of the AFL-CIO. Visit @Work today at www.aflcio.org/atWork.
Los Angeles (August 1, 2012) — SAG-AFTRA today received a new, national charter from the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. SAG-AFTRA joins 55 other unions, comprising more than 12 million working men and women, under the AFL-CIO banner.
Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte is representing Screen Actors Guild this weekend at the 2011 Next Up Summit. The event, taking place in Minneapolis from September 29 – October 2, is hosted by the AFL-CIO and brings together young people to discuss organizing, the recent legislative attacks on workers’ rights and the economic crisis, which has had a disproportionate impact on younger workers.
Screen Actors Guild is pleased to announce that Executive Director, Communications, Pamela Greenwalt was elected vice president of the International Labor Communications Association Executive Council. The council is a governing board, which sets policy, direction and strategy for the organization. The election came during ILCA’s biennial convention in Seattle this past weekend.
Join Our Annual Tweet-a-Thon!
What: This Labor Day, we can all do our part to help send a positive message about the value of unions – and we’re encouraging Screen Actors Guild members to do so through Twitter! Simply send a Tweet over Labor Day weekend with the hash tag #unionmember to showcase the strength, solidarity and diversity of our unions. And to show your support for SAG, also include the hash tag #SAGmember.
Union Plus has awarded $150,000 in scholarships to 130 students representing 43 unions, including four representing Screen Actors Guild in the 2011 Union Plus Scholarship Program.
Screen Actors Guild congratulates scholarship recipients:
•Evan Griffith of New York, NY, whose parents Edward and Lisa Griffith are both SAG members, has been awarded a $500 scholarship.
•Jan Neuberger of Newtown, CT, who has been a SAG member since 1974, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship.