Press Releases

Press Releases
Thu, 09/15/2011 - 15:18

Orgs. notify 6,126 AFTRA members about money waiting for them at SoundExchange

LOS ANGELES (September 15, 2011) --- The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO, a national union of more than 70,000 recording artists, broadcast professionals and other performers, and SoundExchange, the nonprofit tasked by Congress with distributing royalties for the streaming of sound recordings, have teamed up to identify and register 6,126 AFTRA members who haven’t claimed their SoundExchange royalties.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 14:05

Los Angeles (September 8, 2011) - The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is pleased to announce its Inaugural Texas Hold’em Poker Classic, a charity tournament fashioned after the World Series of Poker, to benefit the Don Lafontaine Voice-Over Lab (DLF VO Lab). To be held the evening of Saturday, September 24, 2011, in Bel Air, CA, this event will not only raise money, but will contribute to the continued growth of the voice-over community.

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 16:56

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK (August 29, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists continued formal discussions this weekend between the AFTRA New Union Committee and the SAG Merger Task Force to facilitate the creation of one union to represent all members of Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA.

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 10:29

LOS ANGELES and BOSTON (August 29, 2011) --- The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO – a national union of more than 70,000 recording artists, broadcasters, actors, singers, dancers and other performers who work across the spectrum of media industries including television, radio, cable, sound recordings and digital media – today announced that AFTRA Boston Local Assistant Executive Director Tom Higgins has been promoted to Executive Director of the Boston Local, effective Aug. 29.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 10:25

LOS ANGELES (August 25, 2011) --- A delegation of members and staff from the Los Angeles Local of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO – a national union of more than 70,000 recording artists, broadcasters, actors, singers, dancers and other performers who work across the spectrum of media industries including television, radio, cable, sound recordings and digital media – today marched on their local Ralphs store, located at 5601Wilshire Boulevard, to deliver a letter of support for United Food and Commercial Workers who are locked in difficult c

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 10:24

NEW YORK (August 16, 2011) – The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO – a national union of more than 70,000 recording artists, broadcasters, actors, singers, dancers and other performers who work across the spectrum of media industries including television, radio, cable, sound recordings and digital media – commenced negotiations yesterday on Aug. 15 with representatives from the major record labels on a new, successor agreement to AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Sound Recordings.

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 16:45

Los Angeles (August 4, 2011) – Screen Actors Guild today released the official list of candidates for its upcoming national officer and national board elections. National president and national secretary-treasurer positions are up for election, both of which carry two-year terms. Approximately 1/3 of the total 69 national board seats are open for election this year.

Wed, 07/20/2011 - 17:14

Albuquerque, New Mexico (July 20, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the New Mexico Branch elections.
 
Candidates elected from the New Mexico Branch include:

William Sterchi, President, Two year term
Mel MacKaron, Vice President, Two year term
Karen Cotter, Secretary, Two year term
Paul Blott, Treasurer, Two year term
Harriet Levine, Alternate Council Member at Large, One year term

Wed, 07/20/2011 - 16:53

Detroit (July 20, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Detroit Branch elections.

Candidates elected from the Detroit Branch include:

Ed Kelly, National Board Member, Three year term
Ele Bardha, Council Member at Large, Two year term
Debra Port, Council Member at Large, Two year term
Jamie Wheatley, Council Member at Large, Two year term
Eric Wydra, Council Member at Large, Two year term

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:48

Seattle, Wash. (July 18, 2011) --- Members and staff of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO – a national union of more than 70,000 recording artists, broadcasters, actors, singers, dancers and other performers who work across the spectrum of media industries including television, radio, cable, sound recordings and digital media – today announced that AFTRA will convene its 63rd National Convention in Seattle, July 21-23.

Fri, 07/15/2011 - 15:52

Agreement includes new, industry-exclusive streaming fee for ‘cloud gaming’

LOS ANGELES (July 15, 2011) – The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO – a national union of more than 70,000 performers, recording artists and broadcast professionals – today announced the ratification of a new agreement with videogame industry representatives on terms for a new 3 1/2 year AFTRA Interactive Media Agreement, covering AFTRA members who work in videogames. The previous contract expired on June 30, 2011.

Fri, 07/15/2011 - 15:45

LOS ANGELES (July 15, 2011) – Members of the Peoria Local of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO – a national union of more than 70, 000 broadcast professionals, recording artists and performers – will launch a Twitter campaign today in conjunction with its “Day of Reckoning” rally for WEEK/WHOI-TV member employees.

The rally will be held at 5:00 p.m. CST at the United Auto Workers Local 974 located at 3025 Springfield Road, East Peoria, next to the WEEK/WHOI-TV station headquarters.

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