You may have heard about Member Categories and wondered if you needed to select one. If you are a SAG-AFTRA member, yes, you do!

We ask members who have not yet chosen a SAG-AFTRA MEMBER CATEGORY to log in now to their online member account and select a category today. First time visitors to can easily set up a member account by using their SAG-AFTRA member ID.

A member category is one that most closely identifies a SAG-AFTRA member and is used to determine eligibility to serve and vote as a category representative. Each member chooses ONE category from the list of seven below. The selection of a member category does not affect dues and has no impact on a members' ability to work under any SAG-AFTRA agreement. Member categories will only be used internally for union elections and governance purposes.

Member Categories Chart

Choosing a member category now is important for any member who plans to run for elected office in the future: In order to be eligible to serve in a category National Vice President position, members must hold the appropriate category assignment for twelve (12) months prior to the date of nomination. By choosing a category by Dec. 31, 2012,  member category selection will be retroactive to the inception date of SAG-AFTRA. Similar requirements may exist for other elected category representative positions in local constitutions.

IMPORTANT: If members do not choose a category by Dec. 31, 2012, one will be automatically assigned to you. 

You are your union, your union is you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact (323) 549-6676.


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