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Wed, 05/31/2017 - 09:48

LOS ANGELES (May 30, 2017) — In a joint statement issued today, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) announced they will commence negotiations on successor agreements to the SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical contracts on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The talks will take place at AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 17:17

CHICAGO (May 4, 2017) — SAG-AFTRA members at broadcast television stations WEEK and HOI News in East Peoria, Ill., are celebrating after SAG-AFTRA settled an unfair labor practice charge against Quincy Media, Inc., which operates both stations. The settlement will result in salary adjustments for two current employees and back pay awards for several current and former members.

The settlement also avoids a formal hearing on the unfair labor practice charge that was scheduled to be held at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) offices in Peoria on Tuesday. 

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:35

LOS ANGELES (April 23, 2017) --- The SAG-AFTRA National Board, meeting this weekend in Los Angeles at SAG-AFTRA Plaza, voted to set election and governance rules for the upcoming national convention. The board also established a negotiating committee for the upcoming contract talks with Telemundo and unanimously approved a successor agreement covering music video performers with the major record labels. 

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:47

LOS ANGELES (April 21, 2017) — SAG-AFTRA today announced that it had reached a tentative agreement with the major record labels — Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and Disney Music Group— for a successor to their industry-wide contract covering dancers and other performers on music videos. The original agreement was approved in June 2012.

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:52

Washington, D.C. (March 30, 2017) – SAG-AFTRA applauds today’s bipartisan introduction by Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-New York), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), John Conyers (D-Michigan), Darrell Issa (R-California), Ted Deutch (D-Florida), and Tom Rooney (R-Florida) of the Fair Play Fair Pay Act.

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 13:20

LOS ANGELES (March 16, 2017) – The DGA, SAG-AFTRA, WGA West and East, and IATSE — as the Guilds representing creators, performers, technicians and artists in American film, television, radio, sound recordings and digital media — urge our nation’s leaders to preserve funding for the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. As a source of inspiration, action and economic growth our country’s creative arts are integral to our culture, our American identity and our democracy.

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 15:56



LOS ANGELES (March 10, 2017) –  SAG-AFTRA, SAGindie and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation return to Austin with an exciting schedule of events at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) interactive, film and music conference.

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 12:39

LOS ANGELES AND TORONTO (March 9, 2017) –  SAG-AFTRA and ACTRA, the leading unions for North American performers, today announced an expansion of their strategic alliance including the development of a joint plan to address non-union production in North America. Under the #WorkingTogether initiative, the two unions will pool resources to promote the value of union work to employers and engagers while increasing work opportunities for members.

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 16:14

We are disappointed that the court has chosen to temporarily halt the State of California’s legal efforts to fully protect its citizens from employment discrimination. We look forward to the upcoming opportunity to present evidence to the Court of how this law will reduce or eliminate the age discrimination facilitated by

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:27

LOS ANGELES (February 14, 2017) – SAG-AFTRA today announced the public release of a specialized member mobile application. The app is part of an ongoing innovation push by SAG-AFTRA that includes direct deposit of members’ residuals checks, the launch of a nationwide member Contact Center, and providing mobile technology for use by field staff nationwide.