Our thoughts are with you and your families during this challenging time and we are here to support you as your hard-hit communities recover. We want to ensure that you have up-to-the-minute information on office closures and other matters. Please continue to check this page daily for updates on SAG-AFTRA operations in affected areas.
Update Nov. 1, 2012
Because of power outages as a result of Superstorm Sandy, the SAG-AFTRA New York Local offices will remain closed on Thursday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 2. Any local events planned for those dates are postponed.
AFTRA H&R: AFTRA H&R's New York office remains closed through Friday, Nov. 2, and limited phone service has been restored.
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, millions have been left without power, lives have been upended, billions of dollars of damage has occurred and, most distressing of all, lives have been lost. We are saddened by the devastation caused by this record-setting storm, and the impact it has had on the lives of so many people. Our hearts go out to our fellow members and fellow citizens in the affected areas and we send our best wishes for their safety and care during this unfortunate time.
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Late Wednesday night, as Halloween comes to an end, something important will occur that affects how you and your fellow members will be represented in union governance matters for the next two years.
LOS ANGELES (Oct. 28, 2012) – The National Board of Directors of SAG-AFTRA met in a scheduled two-day plenary this weekend at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles.
Due to the approach of Hurricane Sandy and the possibility of dangerous weather conditions, the SAG-AFTRA New York Local, Boston Local, Philadelphia Local and Washington-Baltimore Local offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 29, and any Local events planned for that date are postponed.
This includes the New York portion of the GSA ("general services agreement") seminar scheduled for 3-5:30 p.m. EST. The meeting will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
You may have heard from Pandora radio, asking you to contact Congress to support a bill that Pandora says would create “parity” in how much they would have to pay recording artists and background vocalists for the use of their music. Despite Pandora's claims, this bill is not about fairness or parity, but instead would slash payments to SAG-AFTRA performers by starting a race to the bottom when it comes to recording artists' and background singers’ royalties.
LOS ANGELES (October 18, 2012) — SAG-AFTRA announced that it has negotiated a contract specifically designed for SAG-AFTRA members and franchised talent agents nationwide. These products are being made available in order to assist those seeking additional insurance or for members who do not currently qualify for either the SAG-Producers Health Plan or AFTRA Health Plan.