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Mon, 06/19/2017 - 15:32

SAG-AFTRA members and staff kick off LGBT Pride Month by showing their support for equality and human rights on June 11. The union’s National LGBT Committee organized a team of more than 40 members who met in Hollywood to walk in solidarity for peace and civil rights for all.  

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 08:26

Time is running out! The New York Assembly and New York Senate have UNTIL TOMORROW to vote on a post-mortem Right of Publicity bill to protect the thousands of professional performers who live and work in New York. To make sure your voice is heard, it is critical that you call today to support these bills and share our ad on social media with the hashtags #Jobs and #DigitalExploitation.

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 09:49

In a joint statement issued today, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) announced they will commence negotiations on successor agreements to the SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical contracts on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The talks will take place at AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

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.