2010

  • Ken Howard continues as SAG president
  • Roberta Reardon continues as AFTRA national president
  • SAG Awards: January 23: 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. 2009 Life Achievement Award presented to Betty White.
  • March 24:  SAG, AFTRA, DGA, IATSE and MPAA write President Barack Obama to urge protections against growing problem of online theft of copyrighted works.
  • Merger: AFTRA's top five national officers publish an open letter in AFTRA Magazine calling on union members to create a vision for a new union for entertainment and media professionals;
  • Contract negotiations: AFTRA and SAG successfully negotiate new primetime TV/Theatrical contracts.

2011

  • Ken Howard re-elected SAG president
  • Roberta Reardon re-elected AFTRA national president
  • SAG Awards: January 30: 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at Los Angeles’ Shrine Exposition Center.  2010 Life Achievement Award presented to Ernest Borgnine.
  • Merger: The AFTRA National Board approves a resolution formally authorizing AFTRA leadership to work with SAG on the Presidents' Forum for One Union Listening Tour, to further explore merger of the two unions; the board later approves the appointment of the AFTRA New Union Committee to work with the SAG Merger Task Force, as well as a Mission Statement; the first Group for One Union (G1) meeting takes place at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, MD in June. AFTRA members ratify a new Interactive Media Agreement which includes the first-ever cloud gaming fee paid to performers; AFTRA’s final National Convention, its 63rd, convenes in Seattle; President Reardon is elected to a third term as AFTRA National President.

2012

  • Ken Howard continues as SAG president
  • Roberta Reardon continues as AFTRA national president
  • Merger of SAG and AFTRA will be achieved March 30.
  • AFTRA’s 75th Anniversary year, which will be its last, begins.
  • SAG Awards: January 29: 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at Los Angeles’ Shrine Exposition Center. 2011 Life Achievement Award presented to Mary Tyler Moore.
  • Merger: The Group for One Union (G1) meets for 10 days in Los Angeles to create a new constitution and merger agreement to be sent to membership for approval. Ballots go out in February to members of SAG and AFTRA to vote on whether the two unions should merge.
  • Merger: On March 30, 2012, members of both SAG and AFTRA overwhelmingly approved a merger of the two unions. SAG-AFTRA is born and SAG president Ken Howard and AFTRA national president, Roberta Reardon become first SAG-AFTRA co-presidents.

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