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Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:41

NEW YORK (November 17, 2017) – A group of SAG-AFTRA members working for WFSB-TV testified this week before the Connecticut Low Wage Employer Advisory Board in Hartford about the challenges of living on substandard wages.

Last spring producers and associate producers for the Rocky Hill, Conn.-based station, which is owned by Meredith Corporation, voted overwhelmingly to join SAG-AFTRA. Forty percent of that group currently earn less than $14 per hour.

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 17:43

NEW YORK (November 7, 2017) — SAG-AFTRA and the Geena Davis Institute partnered to present Power of Portrayal: Inspiring Performances Driving Social Change, a panel led by a diverse group of performers and athletes who are paving the way to social change with their roles in film, TV, on stage and off the court.

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 12:22

Authored by American Performers Union SAG-AFTRA and Unanimously Supported by the Executive Committee of the Global Federation

ZAGREB, HR, Oct. 26, 2017 – The International Federation of Actors (FIA) Executive Committee has unanimously approved a declaration on sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the entertainment and media industries. 

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 15:52

Los Angeles (Oct. 20, 2017) – On Wednesday, Los Angeles City Councilmembers unanimously voted to pass a resolution, authored by Councilmember David Ryu (4th District) and seconded by Councilwoman Nury Martinez (6th District), strongly endorsing the efforts of both SAG-AFTRA and the Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS). 

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:25

LOS ANGELES (October 10, 2017) – SAG-AFTRA today announces that Region 31 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Los Angeles has officially issued a complaint against Spanish Broadcasting Systems (SBS) after finding merit to a myriad of egregious unfair labor practice charges filed by the

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 16:48

"We commend the courage and candor of every woman who has spoken out about the disgraceful, aggressive and inappropriate behavior they experienced with prominent industry employers. We support their right to speak out and we lift up their voices so that their truths can be fully heard. Everyone has the right to work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 14:37

LOS ANGELES (September 25, 2017) – SAG-AFTRA has reached an agreement to end the strike against 11 video game companies that has been waged since October 21, 2016.

The terms of the tentative agreement, which was reached early Saturday morning, include a new bonus structure that provides an additional payment to performers. The bonus payment, which is due no later than the release date of the game, is based on the number of sessions worked on each game, beginning with a $75 payment on the first session and totaling $2,100 after 10 sessions worked.  

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:35

Organizations partner with The Actors Fund to administer the relief efforts on the ground

Los Angeles (September 11, 2017) - The SAG-AFTRA Foundation and the SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (MPPWF) have created a Hurricane Relief Fund specifically to provide financial support to SAG-AFTRA members affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.