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AFL-CIO Members: Digital Theft Hurts U.S. Workers

Screen Actors Guild President Ken Howard, AFTRA National President Roberta Reardon, American Federation of Musicians International President Ray Hair, and IATSE International President Matthew D. Loeb today asked AFL-CIO members to assist in the fight against digital theft — illegal downloads and streaming — that hurts U.S. workers, jobs, incomes and benefits.


Click here to read their message.

Senator Takes Notice of Digital Theft Video

Two Oregonians concerned with digital theft are hoping to get some “leverage” with the senator who has blocked a bill that would authorize the government to shut down websites that traffic stolen digital or physical goods.

Aaron Ward and his wife Rachel Lipsey, who provide craft services for the TNT TV series Leverage, recorded a video appealing directly to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). Wyden last year stopped the controversial Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act from going to vote in the Senate, effectively killing it.

A Message From Ivy Bethune: We Are One

Ivy Bethune is well-known to SAG, AFTRA and AEA members for her nearly 80 years of service to her unions and to the civil rights movement. Today, as we mark the April 4th commemoration of the passing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and come together for WE ARE ONE,  the woman known affectionately as Miss Ivy shares her thoughts with her fellow union members. 
 

A Message From Ivy Bethune: We Must Stand Together

Ivy Bethune is well-known to SAG, AFTRA and AEA members for her nearly 80 years of service to her unions and to the civil rights movement. Today, as we mark the April 4th commemoration of the passing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and come together for WE ARE ONE,  the woman known affectionately as Miss Ivy shares her thoughts with her fellow union members via this online post:  

SAG Members Join Thousands at Saturday's Rally for Workers in Los Angeles

Screen Actors Guild members joined thousands of people in downtown Los Angeles Saturday to show solidarity with fellow unions. Since Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker launched an attack on public sector unions’ right to collective bargaining, labor groups have been staging rallies around the country and gathering support to fight back. (See photo gallery below.)

Tony Shalhoub, Susan Sarandon Fire up Wisconsin Protesters

SAG members Tony Shalhoub (Monk) and Susan Sarandon (The Lovely Bones, Thelma & Louise) joined thousands of protesters Saturday in Madison, Wis. in support of union rights. The protest is believed to be the largest in the weeks since Gov. Scott Walker proposed a bill to strip public unions of their collective bargaining rights. Some estimates put the number of attendees as high as 100,000, larger than Madison’s anti-war rallies during the Vietnam era.

SAG Member Tony Shalhoub to Attend Rally at Wisconsin State Capitol

Screen Actors Guild member Tony Shalhoub (Monk, How Do You Know) will travel to Madison, Wisconsin to rally with other union members at the state capitol in support of Wisconsin workers on Saturday afternoon, March 12.