WHAT: High-profile members of SAG and AFTRA announce that they are voting YES for Consolidation of the two Unions; also available for one-on-one interviews. Ballots were mailed to memberships of both Unions on June 9 with a return date of June 30.
WHEN: Monday, June 16, 2003
WHERE: SAG Hollywood-James Cagney Boardroom, 5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
SAG President, Melissa Gilbert
AFTRA President, John Connolly
Meredith Baxter (Family Ties)Read More
SAG Members Who Led The 1998 SAG-AFTRA Anti-Merger Campaign Now Voice Strong Support for 2003 Consolidation and Affiliation
WHAT: Leading members of the 1998 "Save SAG" campaign announce they are voting YES for Consolidation and explain why the 2003 Consolidation Plan is a better, more comprehensive plan with solutions to the problems actors face today. Monday will also be the re-launch of the www.savesag.org website endorsing the proposed SAG-AFTRA Consolidation & Affiliation.
WHEN: Monday, May 19, 2003
TIME: 11amRead More
WHAT: Members in favor of the SAG/AFTRA Consolidation Plan explain why the 2003 Consolidation Plan is a better, more comprehensive plan with solutions to the problems actors face today.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 4, 2003
WHERE: 5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
WHO: SAG President Melissa Gilbert, former SAG President Barry Gordon, board members Morgan Fairchild and Marcia Strassman, and Michael Gross.
RSVP: Ilyanne Morden Kichaven, SAG 323-549-6701 or 818-442-1102Read More
For IMMEDIATE Release:
Contact: Ilyanne Morden Kichaven 323-549-6701
Jayne Wallace 212-863-4260
SAG-AFTRA JOINT STATEMENT:
Gilbert and Connolly:
“Employer resistance to consolidation is no surprise.”
Health and pension report states “no critical barriers” to combining plans
Los Angeles – Melissa Gilbert and John Connolly, presidents of SAG and AFTRA, today released the following statement:Read More
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LOS ANGELES--The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors voted unanimously, on April 14, 2003, to support the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) in its "Keep New York Radio Live" campaign. AFTRA is in negotiations with several stations owned by Clear Channel in New York. AFTRA has been attempting to negotiate a renewal contract with WLTW since March 2002; with WKTU since December 2000; with WWPR since June 2001, and WAXQ since November 2002.Read More
LOS ANGELES (April 13) –The AFTRA National Board of Directors and the SAG National Board of Directors, in separate meetings, voted overwhelmingly to approve and recommend a plan to consolidate the two unions into a new organization with three Affiliates. The boards voted today after jointly receiving a presentation on Saturday from the national presidents and national executive directors of SAG and AFTRA. (The actual resolutions passed by both boards are attached.)Read More
NEW YORK -- Wrapping up three days of work on various charter documents and issues related to the proposed Consolidation and Affiliation of AFTRA and SAG, the Joint Committee announced it has finalized the recommended Constitutions and By-Laws for the new union and its three affiliates. These documents outline the governance structure, membership requirements and other items related to the operation of the four entities, and will be submitted to the National Boards for approval at a joint videoconference on Saturday, April 12.Read More
NEW YORK – The SAG AFTRA Relations Task Force and the AFTRA Strategic Alliances Committee – comprising the Joint Committee -- announced today decisions on recommended names for the proposed new union and affiliates.Read More
LOS ANGELES--Screen Actors Guild National Executive Director/CEO A. Robert Pisano announced today that Michelle Bennett has been promoted to the position of national director of Guild governance. Bennett reports to Deputy National Executive Director for Planning and External Affairs, Pamm Fair.Read More
Actors’ Equity is engaged in an ongoing campaign to organize Non-Equity touring productions. To date, many of these productions have apparently refused to sign a contract with Actors’ Equity. Rule 9 of the SAG Constitution and By-Laws states:Read More