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Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:54

To: All SAG-AFTRA Members who are currently represented by, or have previously been affiliated with Charlie’s Talent Agency

From: Xochitl Cerda, Senior Manager, Professional Representatives

Date: Sept. 10, 2014

Please note that SAG-AFTRA has been advised that Charlie’s Talent Agency has effective September 4, 2014, ceased operating as a franchise agency, under both legacy SAG’s jurisdiction and legacy AFTRA’s jurisdiction. 

The effect of the surrender is as follows:


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Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:20

Our SAG-AFTRA family is heartbroken by the devastating news that Chicago actor and former local board member Molly Glynn passed away Saturday from injuries suffered during the severe storm on Friday. 

Molly was an active and vibrant force in the Chicago acting and performing community. She had a very successful career in TV/film and on stage in Chicago. Her TV credits include Chicago Fire and Boss. Molly was a regular at some of the city’s most renowned theaters, including Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare and Northlight.

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Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:44

Gill Hayes Talent Agency, Chicago's newest franchised agency, will interview SAG-AFTRA members for the purpose of representation the week of Sept. 29.

Deadline for submission of headshot and resume - mail or drop off only, no email submissions - is noon, Sept. 24. If selected for an interview, you will be notified by Monday, Sept. 29.

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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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