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The Official E-Newsletter of the Los Angeles Local
The Official E-Newsletter of the Los Angeles Local
September 2015


The best way to compete in the world of entertainment and news media is to be a prepared, well-trained and informed professional. Learn from these real-world experiences, understand your rights and take action. Our Know Your Rights! informational brochure covers discrimination and harassment, pre-employment inquiries, breakdowns and auditions, accessibility, contracts knowledge and more. Click here to learn more about your rights.


As a union representing approximately 160,000 entertainment and media professionals, SAG-AFTRA offers a wide range of benefits and protections. Learn more by taking a moment to review our Working For You! brochure available on our website. This informational tool covers everything from membership and benefits to support and education.

A Message from Local President Jane Austin

Jane Austin

First, thank you to everyone who voted in this year’s election. I am honored to be elected the new president of SAG-AFTRA’s Los Angeles Local as well as national secretary-treasurer. Congratulations to President Ken Howard on his re-election and my fellow elected leaders on their re-election and election. I also want to extend appreciation to Clyde Kusatsu for the great job he has done during the past two years.

These next two years bring great promise. I am looking forward to working with the newly elected Los Angeles Local Board, First Vice President Esai Morales, Second Vice President Ellen Crawford and staff. This is an exciting time for our union, but there is much more work to be done.

As your newly elected president, I will strive to educate and engage members. Together with the board and other elected leaders, I will promote transparency between the union and its members and will work hard to protect all of our rights as SAG-AFTRA members. My style of communication is clear, concise and to the point, as we all have busy lives and responsibilities. Expect my letters to be just that: clear, truthful and to the point. I believe members of this union need and deserve information, transparency and inclusion, and it will be my job to deliver.

In solidarity,

Jane Austin