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Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:58

Alma WashingtonSAG-AFTRA member Alma Washington was honored by the Chicago Chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) at the 35th Annual Florence Criley and Olga Madar Awards on March 20. Alma was this year's Olga Madar Award winner. Madar was the first woman to be elected to the UAW International Executive Board and CLUW's first president.

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Mon, 01/27/2014 - 13:48

SAG-AFTRA Chicago members and guests watched the SAG Awards and enjoyed themselves at Rockit Bar and Grill. View the pictures here.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 10:10

Due to extreme weather in the Chicago area, the SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local office and the Kaufherr Members Resource Center (KMRC) will be closed on Monday, Jan. 27.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:52

Due to inclement weather in the Chicago area, the SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local office and the Kaufherr Members Resource Center (KMRC) will be closed Monday, Jan. 6.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 14:26

On Wednesday, staff members at Chicago Public Media (CPM) voted to join 165,000 media and entertainment professionals in choosing SAG-AFTRA as their union.

The new bargaining unit will cover 49 public media professionals who produce, report, host and present content for WBEZ, Vocalo, Sound Opinions and CPM’s digital services. CPM employees are looking forward to negotiating a first contract.

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Tue, 12/17/2013 - 15:36

The SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local will be conducting several Wages & Working Conditions Meetings and Caucuses in preparation for the SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical-Exhibit A Contract Negotiations. For details on W&W 2014, please visit the SAG-AFTRA website at SAGAFTRA.org.

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Wed, 11/27/2013 - 08:45


Dear SAG-AFTRA Member,

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Thu, 11/21/2013 - 13:11

There are many opportunities to get involved at SAG-AFTRA Chicago, including joining a committee. A union is only as strong as its members, and member involvement is the key to all successful unions. Your participation is encouraged and necessary to strengthen our union and create opportunity for all of our members.

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Mon, 11/04/2013 - 15:06

Thank you all who came out and donated blood during this year's event. In record numbers, SAG-AFTRA Chicago members and friends showed up to participate. Per LifeSource, the units collected this year have the potential to save the lives of 108 patients. This is the most 'life support' provided in our nine year history.

If you were unable to donate on Oct. 21 but would like to in the future, please use our code C652 at any LifeSource donation center. For more information, please call the LifeSource Medical Help Desk at (877) 543-3768.

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Wed, 10/02/2013 - 14:09

To: All SAG-AFTRA Members who are currently represented by, or previously been affiliated with ETA, Inc., Chicago

From: Zino Macaluso, National Director/Sr. Counsel, Agency Relations
Megan Capuano, Associate National Director, Agency Relations

Date: October 2, 2013

Re: Surrender of ETA, Inc.’s Union Franchise’s

Please note that ETA, Inc.’s franchise has been surrendered as of October 2, 2013. 

The effect of the surrender is as follows:

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