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SAG NED David White and Others Meet with Secretary of Labor

March 8, 2010–David P. White, national executive director of Screen Actors Guild, along with a number of labor allies from various industries, met with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Undersecretary for International Affairs Sandra Polaski today at Department of Labor headquarters in Washington, D.C. 

White and various labor leaders met with the Secretary for several hours to discuss a host of labor issues in advance of the upcoming G20 meeting and an international gathering of labor ministers related to the summit.

White presented Screen Actors Guild’s concerns regarding the need for improved standards and enforcement related to various visa issues and the need to bring the full power of the Labor Department in support of a prospective treaty on audiovisual performers’ rights. 

He also, along with representatives from sister unions AFTRA and IATSE, supported tougher measures on the issue of digital content theft and the illegal duplication of copyrighted products.