Twin Cities 2016:06

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The Official E-Newsletter of the SAG-AFTRA Twin Cities Local
The Official E-Newsletter of the SAG-AFTRA Twin Cities Local
June 2016



President – Bob Davis
1st VP – Peter Moore
2nd VP – Barry Zevan
3rd VP – Elena Giannetti
Secretary – Shirley Venard

Local Board Members:

Randal Berger (National Board member)
Mark Bradley
Shelli Place
Sandra Thomas
Edward Villaume


Join us at the monthly mixers! Every 2nd Monday of the month from 5–7 p.m. at Coup d’Etat in Uptown Minneapolis. Everyone welcome — bring a friend!

Upcoming summer 2nd Monday Mixer dates:

- June 13
- July 11
- Aug. 8


Help is always available and easy to access, by email or by phone. Click here for a complete staff support contact list.

A Message from the Twin Cities Local President

Bob Davis

Greetings from the bridge deck of the good ship SAG-AFTRA Twin Cities!

I have been AWOL for the past quarter, doing a play in Cambridge and New York, leaving command of the board in the able hands of 1st Vice President Peter Moore. 

The good fight continues to turn more work union. Our Co/Ed waiver, which allows producers to more easily hire union actors, is having a good effect. The Commercials Contracts were just negotiated, and the board hopes to create a local waiver to that contract as well. That will be a steeper hill to climb, but our experience on the first waiver should hold us in good stead.

We are having good participation at our monthly 2nd Monday Mixers. For the uninitiated, on the second Monday of every month, we gather at Coup d’Etat in Uptown Minneapolis for cocktails and conversation. Everyone is welcome: union members, union-curious non-members, married to the union, whatever … no reservation necessary, so have no reservation about dropping in between 5 and 7 p.m.! Look for the monthly email blast invitations and show up to the next one — there will be swag!

In solidarity,

Bob Davis

President, SAG-AFTRA Twin Cities Local