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SAG-AFTRA Statement on the Passing of Former Interim SAG President Sumi Haru

Filed in: AFL-CIO, In Memoriam

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.

AFL-CIO Launches @Work - a New Online Hub for Union Members

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

SAG-AFTRA Receives AFL-CIO Charter

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.

SAG Member RJ Mitte to Address AFL-CIO Next Up Summit

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. 

SAG's Pam Greenwalt Elected to ILCA Executive Council

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.

Screen Actors Guild and Other Union Members Participate in Annual Labor Day Tweet-a-Thon

The #Unionmember Advantage in 140 Characters or Less:
Anika Noni Rose, RJ Mitte, Rosanne Cash, Pam Grier, Candace Cameron Bure, Christopher Gorham
and Other Celebs Speak Out for Workers during Labor Day Tweet-a-Thon

Union Members Tweet in Support of Labor and Screen Actors Guild

Filed in: AFL-CIO

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.

SAG Members Awarded Union Plus Scholarships

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.