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Notice: Upcoming Deadline for Category Designation to Run for or Serve as Local Officer, Local Board Member or Convention Delegate Representing a Work Category or Group of Categories

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Pursuant to the SAG-AFTRA Constitution, Locals may designate one or more Local Officer, Local Board, or Convention Delegate position(s) for members in a particular work category or group of work categories. Except as otherwise specifically provided in your Local Constitution, if you wish to be eligible to run for one of these Local designated category positions, you must be registered in that category no later than April 1, 2013. Members who change their category after that date will be ineligible to run for those Local-designated category positions.

SAG-AFTRA Members Support Those with Leukemia

Support Members with Leukemia

SAG-AFTRA New York Local Co-President Holter Graham is battling leukemia and, along with thousands of others, is beginning the marrow transplant process. All performers know that even a soliloquy takes more than one person. This is an opportunity for us to pull together and offer our support to the many people fighting this disease.

SAG-AFTRA, SAG-AFTRA New Media, SAGindie and SAG Foundation team up for SXSW 2013

 Sponsored events run from March 9-13, 2013 in Austin, TX
SAG-AFTRA, SAG-AFTRA New Media, SAGindie and
SAG Foundation Team Up for SXSW 2013

Groups sponsor trade show booth, actors’ workshops and receptions
for festival-goers & regional SAG-AFTRA performers

Scholarships Available From Foundations

Applications are now available for the 2013 round of the SAG Foundation’s John L. Dales Scholarships and the AFTRA Foundation’s Heller Memorial Scholarships. The SAG Foundation and AFTRA Foundation are proud to support qualified SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents in reaching their academic potential.

Both scholarships are competitive and require an essay in addition to application materials. The Dales application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2013 and the Heller application deadline is Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

SAG-AFTRA General Services Agreement Seminar Thursday, March 14, 2013 in Los Angeles and New York City

SAG-AFTRA National Agency staff will hold a bi-coastal educational seminar on general service agreements, or GSAs (i.e. the contracts that some agents have been using to represent our members instead of the standard Legacy SAG agency contracts). These GSA contracts are signed outside of SAG-AFTRA’s protection, and it is imperative that members have a working knowledge of what these contracts say before signing them — your professional future and your income may depend on it.

SAG-AFTRA Announces New England Local Executive Director

BOSTON (March 1, 2013) — Following an extensive search, SAG-AFTRA announced today the appointment of a new Executive Director for its New England Local, Susan Nelson of Vernon, CT. Nelson officially assumes the position today.

Nelson joins SAG-AFTRA with more than 25 years of experience in labor relations. A graduate of the University Of Connecticut School Of Law, Nelson is known for her skill in mediation and negotiation.

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

Joint SAG-AFTRA and Joint Policy Committee Statement as Ad Industry Negotiations Commence

NEW YORK (February 14, 2013) – Representatives of the Joint Policy Committee and SAG-AFTRA today commenced negotiations on successor agreements to the commercials contracts.

Today's talks were cordial and positive and both groups look forward to productive bargaining under a jointly agreed upon media blackout already in effect.

We will have no further comment.