January 22-LA Times
By Richard Verrier
The proposed merger between the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists will bring higher dues for some actors and lower dues for others, depending on which labor group they already belong to before the marriage.
SAG members will see as much as a 15% decrease in so-called working dues, which are calculated as a percentage of a member's earnings. AFTRA-only members will see their working dues increase by up to 6%, according to a board member who asked not to be identified because the plans are confidential.
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