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The Official E-Newsletter of the SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia Local
The Official E-Newsletter of the SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia Local
January 2016


Local Board Members

Tom McNutt – President
Brooke Stacy Mills – Vice President (Actor/Performer)
Ed Fischer – Vice President (Broadcast/ News & Information)
Sam Clover – Secretary
Sara Jane Blazo
Rob Charry
Cyndy Drue
Meagan Hill
Harvey Jaffe
Mike Kraycik
Paul Kurtz
Gail Lewis
Helen McNutt
Susan Moses
Neil Samuels
Richard Sheeran

Contact Your Local:

230 South Broad Street, Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1229

O (215) 732-0507
F (215) 732-0086

Executive Director - Stephen Leshinski - (215) 430-6355

Associate Executive Director - Shelley Figures - (215) 430-6353

Business Representative - Lynn Koenigsberg - (215) 430-6354

Benefits & Membership Administrator - Michele Dooley - (215) 430-6352

Message from the Local President

Tom McNutt

The theme of the recent SAG-AFTRA Convention was Educate, Engage and Empower. The SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia Local has implemented this theme in many ways:

We marched in solidarity with our sister unions on Labor Day. Thanks to all who participated and especially to Meagan Hill, who led us in song. 

We attended the national convention. Thanks to our delegates Mike Kraycik, Cyndy Drue, Deborah Carne, Joe Zarriello, Susan Moses and Helen McNutt, who worked diligently and represented Philadelphia with distinction.

Since the commercials contract will be expiring March 31, 2016, we held a Wages & Working Conditions Meeting in November. Thanks to all who attended and for their recommendations, which have been passed on to the National Commercials W&W Committee.

In order to increase work opportunities for our members, our Local Board established a Business Relations Committee, headed by Neil Samuels, Brooke Mills and Lyman Chen. They will study our market and make recommendations. We appreciate their service.

Our holiday party was a great success! Good food, good drink and good friends made for a joyful evening. Thanks to all who brought gifts for Toys for Tots and to local staff members Stephen Leshinski, Shelley Figures, Michele Dooley and Lynn Koenigsberg for arranging everything.

Last but not least, mark your calendars for the SAG Awards night on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Walk the Red Carpet at our local viewing party with your SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia friends and have a ball! Click here for information.   

Best wishes for a happy new year to you and yours!

Tom McNutt