Press Releases 2015

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Press Releases
Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:47

SAN FRANCISCO (July 3, 2015) --- In another blow to quality local news coverage, Cumulus Media has closed KGO-AM’s South Bay Bureau. Since taking over KGO-AM in 2011, Cumulus has been widely criticized for cutting back on programming with a close connection to the Bay Area’s communities. In the latest move, an entire region that includes Silicon Valley and the City of San Jose and is home to 2 million residents has had their local reporting team eliminated.

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 13:32

On June 29, 2015 SAG-AFTRA announced the election results for the Colorado Local elections. The following candidates ran unopposed and shall be declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote:  

Sheila Traister

National Board Member

2 year term

Sheila Traister


Tue, 06/16/2015 - 16:39

On June 16, 2015 SAG-AFTRA announced the election results for the Hawaii Local election. The following candidates ran unopposed and shall be declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote:

David C. Farmer


2 years

Charles Uyehara


Sun, 04/19/2015 - 16:39

SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors Ratifies New Corporate/Educational and Non-Broadcast Contract

Conducts Other Business During Two-Day Board Plenary

LOS ANGELES (April 19, 2015) --- The SAG-AFTRA National Board, meeting this weekend in Los Angeles at SAG-AFTRA Plaza, overwhelmingly ratified the recently negotiated Corporate/Educational and Non-Broadcast Contract.

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 08:23

NEW YORK (April 13, 2015) --- SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard today praised the Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015, introduced by representatives Jerrold Nadler, Marsha Blackburn, John Conyers Jr. and Ted Deutch. The announcement of the bi-partisan legislation was made today at the SAG-AFTRA national office in Manhattan.

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 16:52

Wynonna Judd Music Showcase, Film Panels and More Highlight Conference Week

LOS ANGELES (March 13, 2015) --- SAG-AFTRA, SAGindie and the Screen Actors Guild Foundation are returning to Austin with a jam-packed schedule of 2015 South by Southwest (SXSW) events, workshops and receptions for the interactive, film and music conference, including a Friday night showcase with Wynonna Judd.

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:17

SAN FRANCISCO (March 11, 2015) --- Today, staff at KGO-AM and KSFO-AM in San Francisco voted unanimously to join tens of thousands of media and entertainment professionals by choosing SAG-AFTRA as their union. The new bargaining unit will cover producers, board operators, web producers and more, for news and talk stations KGO 810 and KSFO 560. The election was conducted at the station on March 11, and the vote was 20 to 0.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:01

Music Icon Coming to SXSW Music Conference for Interview and Performance, Friday, March 20

LOS ANGELES (March 3, 2015) --- American music icon, five-time Grammy Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Wynonna Judd is teaming up with her union, SAG-AFTRA, and South by Southwest (SXSW) for an  in-depth interview with NPR’s Ann Powers and a very special intimate performance at the 2015 SXSW Music Conference and Festival, both to take place on Friday, March 20.

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 15:36

Los Angeles (Feb. 12, 2015) – SAG-AFTRA mourns the tragic loss of SAG-AFTRA member and 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon. He was 73. 

Simon was best known for his more than four decades as a CBS News reporter, as well as his work as a 60 Minutes correspondent since 1996. His fearless work covering major overseas conflicts since the 1960s earned him respect and many awards, including four Peabody awards, 25 Emmy awards and Overseas Press Club’s highest honor, the President’s Award.

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:59

Los Angeles (Feb. 6, 2015) – On Sunday, Feb. 8, the SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local will recognize actor, filmmaker and moderator Timothy Blake with its 2015 Ralph Morgan Award, the local’s highest honor for a member. Ms. Blake will be honored during the annual Los Angeles Local Membership Meeting at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City.

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:28

Los Angeles (Feb. 4, 2015) — SAG-AFTRA today issued the following statement regarding the United States Copyright Office’s new report  “Copyrights and the Music Marketplace,” which calls for broad reform of music licensing to provide fair pay for music creators:

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 17:15

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 25, 2015) — The stunt performers and coordinators from “Unbroken” and “Game of Thrones” are this year’s SAG Awards honorees for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles, it was announced today from the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® red carpet by Screen Actors Guild Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams and Vice Chair Daryl Anderson.

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 22:19

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK (Jan. 10, 2015) — The SAG-AFTRA National Board met in a scheduled one-day video plenary today in Los Angeles and New York.

The national board unanimously approved the commencement of the Wages and Working (W&W) Conditions process for the Corporate/Educational & Non-Broadcast Contracts. SAG-AFTRA Executive Vice President Gabrielle Carteris was named National Chair. The committee oversees the W&W process and develops with member input a recommended set of proposals. The current contracts will expire April 30, 2015.