Myths About Union Acting

Top 10 Myths About Being a Union Actor in Texas

SAG-AFTRA leaders in Texas realize many myths exist about being a union member in a ‘right-to-work’ state. To bust these myths and arm you with the facts, a Top 10 Myths list has been created. These myth-busting facts also include additional resources to help you steer your career in the right direction.
 
We believe you will find this information helpful and want you to join us - your fellow members - to grow the union market in our community. To find out how you can be a part of our Texas Leadership Think Tank, please contact Trish Avery at trish.avery@sagaftra.org.

MYTH #10:
"As a union member, I'm not allowed to audition for non-union work."

Wrong!

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MYTH #9:
"My agent can charge me more than 10% commission."

No, they can’t.

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MYTH #8:
"Non-union scale is the same as union scale.”
 
Are You Kidding?!

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MYTH #7:
“Industry Professionals Don’t Care If I’m in the Union."

Yes, they do!

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MYTH #6:
"I'd make more money if I were non-union.”
 
Highly doubtful.

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MYTH #5:
“Unions don’t matter in a RTW state.”

Yes, they do!

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MYTH #4:
"I can work 'off the card’…just this once. “

Not without consequences.

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MYTH #3:
“Unions are losing membership”

Not SAG-AFTRA.

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MYTH #2:
“There are no benefits for union actors  in Texas.”

What?!

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MYTH #1:
"Union actors are better actors.”

This is TRUE!  You’re better because…

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