Ivy Bethune is well-known to SAG, AFTRA and AEA members for her nearly 80 years of service to her unions and to the civil rights movement. Today, as we mark the April 4th commemoration of the passing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and come together for WE ARE ONE, the woman known affectionately as Miss Ivy shares her thoughts with her fellow union members via this online post:
Los Angeles (April 4, 2011) – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE), and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today released the following statement:
LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2011) – Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists today announced that the Joint AFTRA and SAG Non-Broadcast/Industrials Negotiating Committee have reached a tentative agreement with industry representatives on terms for three-year successor agreements to the SAG Industrial and Educational Contract and the AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Non Broadcast/Industrial/Educational Recorded Material. The contracts were set to expire on April 30, 2011 and will now be effective May 1, 2011 to April 30, 2014.
She is known around the world as Clair Huxtable from The Cosby Show, but on Monday night Phylicia Rashad demonstrated that she is much more than a favorite TV mom.
The event, Phylicia Rashad – A Woman of Distinction: Her Story, was organized by the SAG National Women’s Committee and the SAG Foundation and took place at SAG Headquarters in Los Angeles. Carrying herself with a rare grace, humility and a serene charisma, Rashad charmed the capacity audience with tales of a remarkable life and a deep love of acting and the arts.
Screen Actors Guild members joined thousands of people in downtown Los Angeles Saturday to show solidarity with fellow unions. Since Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker launched an attack on public sector unions’ right to collective bargaining, labor groups have been staging rallies around the country and gathering support to fight back. (See photo gallery below.)