LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK (Sept. 12, 2010) – The Joint National Board of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO) today met by videoconference plenary in Los Angeles and New York and approved a package of proposals for the upcoming Joint AFTRA Exhibit A and SAG TV/Theatrical Negotiations.
SAG National Board Votes to:
Commence 2011 Industrial and Educational Contract Negotiation Process;
Delegate Bargaining Authority to Screen Actors Guild Basic Cable Negotiating Committees and Chief Negotiator; and
Explore Coordinated Bargaining of Live Action Basic Cable Programming with American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
The Hollywood Holiday Host Committee delivered another crowd-pleasing Labor Day Weekend picnic on September 4 at the Hollywood Bowl.
More than 500 Guild members and their guests joined to celebrate workers’ rights while enjoying a sunny Saturday out at the Camrose Picnic Area. As usual, it was a time to display union pride and for old friends to catch up, and for some to make new friends. National Executive Director David White and Los Angeles City Council Member Tom La Bonge joined Guild committee members and rank and file in saluting working actors.
This weekend, AFTRA members celebrate the contributions working men and women have made to our economy and our society. Workplace safety, overtime pay, the eight-hour workday, weekends, holiday pay – these are just a few of the benefits organized labor established for all Americans.
Ever since talent agencies were first allowed to be union franchised in the Southeastern United States, Atlanta Models and Talent has been there to represent union talent. And a continued advocate, on behalf of the union performer here in Georgia during most of that agency’s 50 years of doing business, is Ms. Kathy Hardegree. Ms. Hardegree knows show business. She has local institutional memory and historical wisdom about its operation and thoroughly understands the union contracts.
Los Angeles (September 1, 2010) – Screen Actors Guild mourns the loss of former SAG National Executive Director Ken Orsatti, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 78 of pulmonary disease at West Hills Hospital in West Hills, Calif. Orsatti served as national executive director from 1981 through the beginning of 2001.