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Thu, 09/24/2009 - 15:32

Guild Also Announces Results of National Board Elections

Los Angeles (September 24, 2009)
—Screen Actors Guild today announced results of elections for its top two elected positions. Ken Howard will serve as Screen Actors Guild president and Amy Aquino will serve as secretary-treasurer. Both will serve two-year terms beginning September 25.

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Fri, 09/18/2009 - 15:14

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 18, 2009)—The following is a statement from the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) on the airing of the last episode of the AFTRA-covered daytime drama "Guiding Light" today.

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Thu, 09/17/2009 - 15:10

PITTSBURGH (Sept. 17, 2009)—The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) released the following statement today after the AFL-CIO announced that its Executive Council had approved the re-affiliation of UNITE HERE:

"Today, the family of labor has grown by more than 250,000 brothers and sisters as the AFL-CIO warmly welcomed back UNITE HERE on the concluding day of the 2009 AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention in Pittsburgh.

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Wed, 09/16/2009 - 15:12

Reardon Congratulates New AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka

PITTSBURGH (Sept. 16, 2009)—Roberta Reardon, National President of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), released this statement today following her nomination and election as an AFL-CIO Vice President and to a seat on its Executive Council and the election of Richard L. Trumka as president of the AFL-CIO:

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Wed, 09/16/2009 - 15:03

AFL-CIO Convention Delegates Pass Resolution 18 Endorsing the
I AM PWD Campaign of AEA, AFTRA and SAG

Pittsburgh (September 16, 2009)
– I AM PWD — the Inclusion in the Arts and Media for People with Disabilities campaign of Actors’ Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild — was today endorsed by the 2009 AFL-CIO Convention delegates through Convention Resolution 18, entitled “Unions Should Give People with Disabilities a Voice and a Face.”

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Mon, 09/14/2009 - 16:45

46th Annual Accolade to be Presented During the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, January 23, 2010

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Mon, 08/31/2009 - 17:33

LOS ANGELES (August 31, 2009)—Roberta Reardon, National President of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, issued this statement today commending a decision by the United States Army to cease its plans to vet journalists covering the military’s operations in Afghanistan:

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Mon, 08/31/2009 - 17:26

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 31, 2009)—Roberta Reardon, National President of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, issued this statement today following a CBS News report that AFTRA New York member and CBS Correspondent Cami McCormick has been injured by a roadside bomb while on assignment in Afghanistan:

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Wed, 08/26/2009 - 18:15

Los Angeles (August 26, 2009) - Screen Actors Guild announced today that members have approved a two-year successor contract to its Basic Cable Live Action agreement by a vote of 93.71% percent to 6.29% percent. The agreement is effective retroactive to June 10, 2009 and will expire concurrently with the Guild's Theatrical Motion Picture and Television agreements on June 30, 2011.

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Wed, 08/26/2009 - 17:35

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 26, 2009) --- The International Federation of Journalists and United States journalists' groups today condemned military vetting of journalists covering the Afghanistan conflict to see if they are sympathetic to the American cause. Journalists and media people seeking to travel under the protection of U.S. armed forces to report on the escalating military operations in Afghanistan may be screened by a Washington public relations firm commissioned by the Pentagon to determine whether media coverage portrays the U.S. military in a positive light.

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Wed, 08/26/2009 - 17:29

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 26, 2009) --- The following is a statement by AFTRA National President Roberta Reardon on the passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy:

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Tue, 08/18/2009 - 16:46

Los Angeles (August 18, 2009) -- Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) today reached agreement on the terms of new, two-year contracts covering Screen Actors Guild members working in Television Animation and Basic Cable Animation.

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Thu, 08/13/2009 - 17:32

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 13, 2009) --- The following is a statement from AFTRA National President Roberta Reardon regarding the last taping of the longest running daytime drama, “Guiding Light,” which took place Tuesday, Aug. 11.

“After 72 years of entertaining America, ‘Guiding Light’ is bowing with the grace and dignity that has carried the show through seven decades, providing thousands of jobs for our members over that time, as well as members of our sister unions.

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Wed, 08/12/2009 - 15:22

Los Angeles (August 12, 2009) - Screen Actors Guild today released the following statement:

We are pleased by the decision of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, its Chair-CEO John Shaffner, CBS and show executive producer Don Mischer to continue the Emmys’ practice of providing full recognition to the nominees and recipients within the live telecast.

We look forward to this year’s show.

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Mon, 08/10/2009 - 17:36

Los Angeles (August 10, 2009) – 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.

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Mon, 08/10/2009 - 17:34

Radio Stations Threatening Performers, Refusing to Run Ads and Misleading the Public

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Sun, 08/09/2009 - 17:24

Delegates Approve Initiation Fee Increase to Fund Organizing

CHICAGO (Aug. 9, 2009) --- The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists concluded its biennial National Convention on Saturday, August 8 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago with a wide range of actions including the re-election of Roberta Reardon as National President and approval of an increase in the initiation fee to join AFTRA.

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Fri, 08/07/2009 - 17:27

CHICAGO (Aug. 7, 2009) – Members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) today honored the long-running daytime drama “As The World Turns,” the reality talent competition show “Randy Jackson presents America’s Best Dance Crew,” Sony Pictures Television’s new series “HawthoRNe” and seven other recipients with the AFTRA 2009 American Scene Awards®, recognizing excellence in programming that portrays diversity in a positive and realistic light.

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Fri, 08/07/2009 - 07:28

SAG Interim National Executive Director David White sent the following letter to Academy of Arts and Sciences Chair John Shaffner:

August 6, 2009


John Shaffner
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Academy of Television
Arts & Sciences

5220 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA  91601

Dear John:

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Wed, 08/05/2009 - 17:52

Los Angeles (July 25, 2009) – The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors today opposed by a vote of 51.74 percent to 48.26 percent the closure of the Motion Picture & Television Fund Long Term Care Facility.

The Board received presentations from representatives of the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) and the Resident-family coalition Saving the Lives of Our Own.

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Wed, 08/05/2009 - 17:51

Los Angeles (August 5, 2009)—Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Houston Branch elections.

Candidates elected from the Houston Branch include:

Kit Gwin - Secretary/Treasurer - two-year term
Bob Boudreaux - Member at Large - two-year term
Bonnie Gallup - Member at Large - two-year term
J “Sonny” Opiela - Member at Large - two-year term
Pamela Denise Weaver - Member at Large - two-year term

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Wed, 08/05/2009 - 17:46

Los Angeles (August 5, 2009) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Nevada Branch elections.

Candidates elected from the Nevada Branch include:

Charles Di Pinto
- Council Member at Large - two-year term
Scott Mirne - Council Member at Large - two-year term
Arttours Weeden - Council Member at Large  -  two-year term

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Wed, 08/05/2009 - 17:44

Los Angeles (August 5, 2009) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Dallas/Ft. Worth Branch elections.

Candidates elected from the Dallas/Ft. Worth Branch include:

Suzanne Burkhead - Vice President - two-year term
Brian Dakota - Member at Large - two-year term
Ada Lynn - Member at Large - two-year term
Marco Perella - Member at Large - two-year term

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Wed, 08/05/2009 - 17:30

Board Recommends Initiation Fee Increase and Endorses Richard L. Trumka for AFL-CIO President

CHICAGO (August 5, 2009)—The National Board of Directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) held its two-day plenary meeting prior to the 62nd AFTRA National Convention which starts on Thursday.

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Thu, 07/30/2009 - 16:49

Los Angeles  (July 30, 2009) - Screen Actors Guild today announced results for the Colorado Branch elections.

*Candidates elected from the Colorado Branch include:

David Hartley-Margolin - National Board Member - three-year term
John Singer - President - three-year term
William A. McLain - Vice President - three-year term
Nancy Flanagan - Recording Secretary/Treasurer - three-year term
Denis Berkfeldt - Council Member at Large - three-year term

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