As we begin to collect ourselves after the hurricane's rude interruption of our autumn, please know that SAGAFTRANY is here for you if you need help. Keep an eye out for emails and check our website for information and updates of our schedule.
We live and work in New York, so we know we can handle this, and we know we will get through it with bravery and practicality. Broadway was dark for a couple days, but the media industry will rev right back up here in New York, as it always does.
I would like to take a moment to acknowledge--to celebrate--the bravery and dedication of our Broadcast members. Throughout this hurricane, as the eyes of the world were on our coastlines, our rivers, our tunnels and bridges, SAGAFTRANY Broadcasters were out in the wind, knee-deep in storm surge, or manning studios and microphones so that the rest of us could know what was happening. Just doing their jobs.
I listened to a Broadcast member reporting over a phone from her car as water crept closer and closer to her tiny spot of dry land. She was professional, informative, and brave. I watched our members juggle the trickery of a massive, disruptive, live event with aplomb and skill.
We are all SAGAFTRANY. We have many skills, many jobs, and many strengths. We will clean the grime and flotsam off our city, and we will surge forward again, as we have many, many times before. But in this moment let us be especially proud of our union brethren in Broadcast shops across the state and region who showed the world exactly how it's done.
First and foremost take care of yourselves as we recover from the hurricane, but know that when it is time to head back to the everyday, SAGAFTRANY is here, ready and waiting to help us all get back to work.
Onward and upward,
New York Co-President
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Los Angeles, California