Press Releases

Press Releases
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.

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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

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Tue, 08/16/2011 - 13:14

Atlanta (August 16, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Georgia Branch elections.
 
Candidates elected from the Georgia Branch include:

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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.

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Fri, 08/05/2011 - 09:36

Seattle (August 5, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Seattle Branch elections.

Candidates elected from the Seattle Branch include:

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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.

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Wed, 08/03/2011 - 13:04

Denver (August 3, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Colorado Branch elections.
 
Candidates elected from the Colorado Branch include:

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Wed, 08/03/2011 - 10:28

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 3, 2011) – Today, AFTRA National President Roberta Reardon released the following statement of support to BBC journalists - members of the National Union of Journalists - currently on a 24-hour strike over various job issues:

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Mon, 08/01/2011 - 15:49

Houston (August 1, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Houston Branch elections.
 
Candidates elected from the Houston Branch include:

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Fri, 07/29/2011 - 15:32

Dallas/ Ft. Worth (July 29, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Dallas/Ft. Worth Branch elections.
 
Candidates elected from the Dallas/Ft. Worth Branch include:

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Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:25

Los Angeles (July 27, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Florida Branch elections.
 
Candidates elected from the Florida Branch include:

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Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:19

Nashville, Tennessee (July 22, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Nashville Branch election.
 
The candidate elected from the Nashville Branch:

Cece DuBois      National Director     Three year term

The candidate named today ran unopposed and was elected without the necessity of ballot vote pursuant to the Branch Rules of Procedure. The newly elected leader will assume office on September 25, 2011.
 

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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Tue, 07/12/2011 - 15:47

Community Rally to be Held on Friday, July 15

Peoria, Ill. (July 12, 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 – have announced that on Friday, July 15 they will hold a 'Day of Reckoning' rally for WEEK/WHOI-TV. AFTRA members are inviting community and business allies, including local labor, civic and religious leaders to join them for the rally.

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Mon, 07/11/2011 - 16:51

LOS ANGELES (July 11, 2011) — Screen Actors Guild today announced that veteran actor and longtime SAG Board member Joseph Ruskin has been selected to receive the prestigious Ralph Morgan Award, the highest service award given by the Hollywood Division.

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Thu, 07/07/2011 - 15:51

LOS ANGELES (July 7, 2011) — The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO, today praised the announcement of a landmark, new Copyright Alerts system that will educate Internet service subscribers and notify them when their accounts are being used to download stolen copyrighted content.

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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:51

Entertainment Community Announces Grassroots Organization to Fight Content Theft

New Creative America organization is broad, industry-wide effort uniting diverse voices with shared interest in protecting jobs, creativity

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Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:20

LOS ANGELES (June 23, 2011) — The National Nominating Committee of the Screen Actors Guild completed interviews and deliberations and have submitted current SAG President Ken Howard and current SAG Secretary-Treasurer Amy Aquino for the positions of President and Secretary-Treasurer respectively for the Guild’s upcoming National Fall election.    
 
Eligible Candidates can still qualify for the September elections by completing nominating petitions and filing them with the Guild no later than 5pm (PDT) on July 21. 

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Tue, 06/21/2011 - 11:44

LOS ANGELES (June 21, 2011) — Following anti-gay remarks made during a June 3 stand-up performance in Nashville, actor Tracy Morgan met with GLAAD, local advocates and the media in Nashville today to apologize for his remarks. Click here for details and video.
 

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Sun, 06/19/2011 - 15:23

 

AFTRA and SAG Convene Formal Discussions to Create One Union

Silver Spring, Maryland (June 19, 2011) ---- Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists convened this weekend for the first, formal face-to-face discussions between the AFTRA New Union Committee and the SAG Merger Task Force at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland.   

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Thu, 06/16/2011 - 09:18

Joint Statement from AFM, AFTRA, DGA, IATSE, IBT and SAG Commending Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of S. 978, the Commercial Felony Streaming Act

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