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2013 SAG-AFTRA Candidate Elections

Los Angeles (July 12, 2013) –  SAG-AFTRA today released the official rosters of candidates for its upcoming elections.

National president and national secretary-treasurer positions are up for election, both of which carry two-year terms. All national board seats are up for election this year, along with all local officer, local board, and convention delegate positions.

The executive vice president and other vice presidents will be elected at the inaugural SAG-AFTRA Convention in September.

SAG-AFTRA Reaches Deal with BeeAudio

Ashland, OR (July 12, 2013) – SAG-AFTRA today announced it has reached an agreement with audiobook producer BeeAudio. The BeeAudio deal is the latest in a series of efforts by SAG-AFTRA to enhance its organizing reach in the area of audiobooks.

In November of 2012, SAG-AFTRA issued “Do Not Work Notice” against the Ashland, Oregon based company that was producing books for various major publishers paying half or less than half the industry standard rate to narrators.

Submissions for the 20th SAG Awards Nominations Are Now Open

Submissions For 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Nominations Are Now Open at sagawards.org/submissions
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SAG Awards® Nominees Will Be Announced on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 and the SAG Awards® Ceremonies Will Be Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Saturday Jan. 18, 2014

SAG-AFTRA Statement in Response to 2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement

Filed in: Press & Media

Los Angeles, CA  (June 20, 2013)– SAG-AFTRA today released the following statement in response to the 2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement released by the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator:

KRON4 Newspersons Unanimously Reject Young Broadcasting's Latest Contract Offer

San Francisco, CA  (June 11, 2013)– Newspersons represented by SAG-AFTRA at KRON4 voted unanimously last Friday to reject the latest contract offer proposed by KRON4/Young Broadcasting management. SAG-AFTRA members cited equitable compensation, threats to job security, and health/retirement benefit concerns as their primary reasons for rejecting the Company’s latest offer.  SAG-AFTRA has been negotiating with the Company for over a year while Newpersons continue to work with a contract that expired on April 30, 2012.

First Major SAG-AFTRA Contracts Overwhelmingly Approved with 96 Percent of Vote

New Three-Year Commercials Contracts Effective Retroactive to April 1, 2013

SAG-AFTRA Statement on Casting Tapes Auction

LOS ANGELES (April 2, 2013) --  SAG-AFTRA considers the right of performers to control the use of their image to be of utmost importance and we vigorously protect those rights. Our collective bargaining agreements include protections for performers against exploitation of audition and interview tapes, which must be erased upon performers’ request. Failure to comply with such a request will result in formal legal action pursuant to the agreements.

SAG-AFTRA and JPC Statement Regarding Commercials Contracts Extension and Continuing Negotiations

Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations (JPC)
and SAG-AFTRAStatement Regarding Commercials Contracts
Extension and Continuing Negotiations