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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:

SAG-AFTRA Mourns the Passing of "Sopranos" Star James Gandolfini

Filed in: In Memoriam

James Gandolfini Accepts SAG Award in 2008.SAG-AFTRA mourns the sudden loss of SAG-AFTRA member and SAG Award recipient James Gandolfini, who became a household name as the star of The Sopranos. Throughout his career, Gandolfini received five SAG Awards and 11 nominations. He won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series in 2000, 2003 and 2008, and shared the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2000 and 2008.
 

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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

Calling All Candidates 2013

Filed in: Governance

This summer, the union’s top leadership positions will be determined by a vote of the membership. You will have the chance to elect the union’s first National President and National Secretary-Treasurer. Elections will also take place in all of the union’s 25 locals for National Board, Local Officer, Local Board and Convention Delegate positions, and eight (8) Vice Presidents will be elected at the union’s first biennial convention held in Los Angeles, Sept. 26-29, 2013.

Vote Online for Commercials Contracts by Friday, May 31, 5 p.m PT

Filed in: Contracts

SAG-AFTRA has negotiated its first major contracts as a new union — the Commercials Contracts — and voting must be completed by 5 p.m. PDT, Friday, May 31, 2013. Member leaders believe they have secured substantial gains for members working in commercials: If approved, the contracts will result in $238 million in wage increases and other payments for all categories of performers, improvements in cable use fees, increases in payments for work on the Internet and new media platforms, and an increase in the late payment fee.