Press Releases

Press Releases
Sun, 07/12/2015 - 00:02

Los Angeles and New York, (July 11, 2015) – The SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors met today in a one-day videoconference plenary and reviewed administrative, finance and governance matters.
The National Board received reports including:

President’s Report
SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard provided an update on the union’s Task Force on Education, Outreach and Engagement, which is working to engage and empower members across the country.

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.

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:20

SAN FRANCISCO (July 2, 2015) – The SAG-AFTRA San Francisco-Northern California Local works with our broadcast members and their employers every day to ensure they are safe when doing their job. The attacks today are a reminder of how vulnerable news crews can be and of the dangers broadcast professionals can face daily. Unfortunately, sometimes the most prepared reporters still fall victim, as the KNTV and KTVU news crews experienced reporting on the tragic shooting death at Pier 14.

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:19

CHICAGO (June 30, 2015) – Content creation professionals at Chicago Public Media have reached an agreement with management on their first union contract. The unit includes anchors, hosts, reporters, producers, editors and those who create digital content.

The two-year contract includes newly established scale rates for each covered position, annual increases, professional development in job classifications as well as progressive discipline and a grievance and arbitration procedure.

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:18

SAN DIEGO (June 30, 2015) – Staff at KPBS, represented by SAG-AFTRA, have voted to ratify a first-ever union contract for the public television and radio station. The agreement is subject to approval by the SDSU Research Foundation board of directors. 

The new two-and-one-half-year contract includes minimum pay for each covered position, annual increases, premium pay, professional development and training, and a progressive discipline and grievance and arbitration procedure. Chief Broadcast Officer Mary Cavallaro served as chief negotiator.

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


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.