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Thu, 05/18/2017 - 13:50

SAG-AFTRA has reached a tentative agreement with Uptown Productions that covers production of Nickelodeon exhibition programs. The new four-year agreement was reached on May 3 following negotiations that began on December 6, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Highlights of the contract include huge gains in the primary areas of:

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 16:27

On May 2, SAG-AFTRA held its annual Rock the City event, sponsored by Backstage, at its national New York office across from Lincoln Center. Hosted by the New York Local Board and the New York Host Committee, the eight-year-old event brought together the city’s entertainment and media labor organizations, production studios, broadcasters, recording artists and influencers for an evening of industry networking.  

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 14:32

As part of an on-going contract campaign, a contingency of members, staff, impacted SBS unit employee/s participated in the annual Los Angeles May Day rally on May 1 to show solidarity for members fighting for a fair, first contract with Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS). SBS has refused multiple times to bargain over wages.

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 17:20

SAG-AFTRA members at broadcast television stations WEEK and HOI News in East Peoria, Ill., are celebrating after SAG-AFTRA settled an unfair labor practice charge against Quincy Media, Inc., which operates both stations. The settlement will result in salary adjustments for two current employees and back pay awards for several current and former members.

The settlement also avoids a formal hearing on the unfair labor practice charge that was scheduled to be held at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) offices in Peoria on Tuesday. 

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 09:37

SAG-AFTRA franchised agents across the nation now have 24/7 access to critical information when they need it, online at the new SAG-AFTRA Agency Portal. 

“SAG-AFTRA greatly values our relationship with franchised agents, and this new portal makes it easier than ever for them to work with the union” said SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White. “It’s all part of SAG-AFTRA’s continuing efforts to harness technology to improve business in all aspects of the industry.”

The portal provides franchised agents with access to: