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Chicago Public Media Professionals Vote to Join SAG-AFTRA

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Today, staff members at Chicago Public Media (CPM) voted to join 165,000 media and entertainment professionals in choosing SAG-AFTRA as their union.

The new bargaining unit will cover 49 public media professionals who produce, report, host and present content for WBEZ, Vocalo, Sound Opinions and CPM’s digital services. CPM employees are looking forward to negotiating a first contract. 

The Entertainment Industry Foundation and PEOPLE Announce $1 Million Gift to the SAG Foundation in Celebration of the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

LOS ANGELES (December 11, 2013) - The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), Hollywood’s leading charity, and PEOPLE magazine will make a $1 million multi-year gift to the Screen Actors Guild Foundation in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Screen Actors Guild Awards® and to recognize the entertainment community’s charitable contributions.

Nominations for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® to be Announced Live from the Pacific Design Center

Actor® Awards Ceremony will be Simulcast Live on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014
on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT)

SAG-AFTRA and WGA West File Amicus Brief in Support of Hoang Appeal in Hoang v. IMDb.

Filed in: Press & Media

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 8, 2013) --- SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America, West on Wednesday, filed an amicus brief in the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit supporting Junie Hoang’s appeal seeking a new trial on her charge that IMDb violated its privacy policy in accessing her private data.

SAG-AFTRA OKs Extension of Corporate/Educational/Non-Broadcast Contracts

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 8, 2013) --- SAG-AFTRA has agreed to a one-year extension of two of its legacy contracts for corporate, non-broadcast and educational work. The National Board of Directors ratified the agreement between the union and the Producers Group on Oct. 1 at its meeting in Los Angeles.
 

Judge Grants SAG-AFTRA Dismissal Motion in Asner Lawsuit

Filed in: Press & Media

Los Angeles (Oct. 7, 2013) –– A Federal Court Judge today granted in full a SAG-AFTRA motion to dismiss the vast majority of the plaintiff’s complaint in the Asner v. SAG-AFTRA matter.

SAG-AFTRA counsel Bob Bush of Bush Gottlieb, said, “We applaud the judge’s action today. We basically got everything we asked for and the vast bulk of the plaintiff’s frivolous complaint has been dismissed, as it should have been.”

SAG-AFTRA Passes Historic Convention Resolution Supporting LGBT Members

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 3, 2013) --- Delegates to the inaugural SAG-AFTRA National Convention on Saturday unanimously approved an historic resolution recognizing and supporting the union’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members.

Third Day of SAG-AFTRA Convention Welcomes Sec. Perez, Video from Biden, Focuses on Organizing

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LOS ANGELES (Sept. 29, 2013) --- Executive Vice President Gabrielle Carteris welcomed delegates Saturday for day three of the SAG-AFTRA National Convention and congratulated Friday's George Heller Award recipients, actor David Hartley-Margolin and Washington–Mid Atlantic Executive Director Patricia O’Donnell.

Visiting from Washington, D.C. was Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez., who thanked the leadership for their work during an exciting time for the union.