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SAG-AFTRA Statement Re: Recent Meeting of SAG-PPH Plans and AFTRA H&R Funds Trustees

SAG-AFTRA statement regarding the recent meeting of the union trustees of the SAG-Producers Pension and Health Plans and the AFTRA H&R Funds:

Unions and Guilds Applaud the Passage of AB 2026

Los Angeles (August 16, 2012) – As a broad coalition of unions and guilds representing labor and the entertainment industry, we join together today to applaud the passage of AB 2026 by the California State Assembly.

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-AFTRA National Board of Directors Votes Overwhelmingly to Urge AFTRA Health and Retirement Plan Trustees and SAG-Producers Pension and Health Trustees to Move Forward on Benefit Improvements

Los Angeles and New York (July 22, 2012) – The National Board of Directors of SAG-AFTRA met today via videoconference in the final day of a regularly scheduled two-day plenary.

SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors Meets via Video Conference

SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors Meets via Video Conference
Board Approves First-Ever Industry-Wide Music Video Agreement and Sets Commercials W&W Schedule


Los Angeles and New York (July 21, 2012) – The National Board of Directors of SAG-AFTRA met today via videoconference in the first day of a regularly scheduled two-day plenary.

SAG-AFTRA Applauds Adoption of Global Treaty on Performers' Rights

Beijing (June 26, 2012) — SAG-AFTRA and its more than 160,000 members around the world applaud the adoption of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances. This treaty will, at long last, extend important economic and moral rights to actors and other audiovisual performers.

SAG, AFTRA Members Approve Merger to Form SAG-AFTRA

LOS ANGELES (March 30, 2012) — The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild are pleased to announce that members of both organizations have overwhelmingly voted to approve a merger, creating a new entity, SAG-AFTRA. SAG members voted 82 percent in favor of the merger. AFTRA members favored the merger with 86 percent, exceeding the 60 percent threshold needed for both unions’ membership for passage.

We Support -- AFTRA in its efforts to Organize Music Videos

LOS ANGELES (March 29, 2012) - Screen Actors Guild fully supports its sister union, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, in its efforts to organize music videos. Music videos are an area of intense production, in which members must be adequately covered by union contracts.

AFTRA and representatives from Sony, UMG, Warner, EMI, Disney and subsidiaries did not reach an agreement in negotiations and on March 24 the AFTRA National Board of Directors authorized its Administrative Committee to issue a “do not work” order for music videos.