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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

Co-President Roberta Reardon Elected to Board of Trustees of National Labor College

Filed in: Press & Media

SILVER SPRING (March 7, 2013) – SAG-AFTRA is proud to announce that Co-President Roberta Reardon has been elected to the Board Trustees of the National Labor College (NLC).

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

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.

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.

SAG Foundation releases 2013 promotional video: “We’re all in this together,” featuring Alan Arkin, Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin, Laura Linney & more

LOS ANGELES (February 11, 2013) — The Screen Actors Guild Foundation has released its 2013 promotional video – "We're all in this together”—featuring a celebrity line-up of supporters including Alan Arkin, Matt Damon, SAG Foundation Ambassador Alec Baldwin, SAG Foundation President JoBeth Williams, Laura Linney, John Hawkes, cast members of NBC’s ‘Community’ Yvette Nichole Brown, Gillian Jacobs, Dani Pudi and Jim Rash, cast members of NBC’s ‘Go On’ Matthew Perry and Sarah Baker, and SAG Foundation Board Member Susan Sullivan along