January 22-Hollywood Reporter
By Jonathan Handel
Opponents of SAG-AFTRA merger had feared that the guild’s Global Rule 1, which prohibits members from working non-union, would be dropped if the unions merge. In another development, dues will decrease for some members and increase for others under a merged union.
SAG’s Global Rule 1, which requires members to work only under a union contract, will be retained in a merged SAG-AFTRA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Opponents of merger had raised the possibility that this would not be the case, since AFTRA has no analogous rule.
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