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CORRECTION

January 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Well, that didn’t take long! On Tuesday, we ran an item, sourcing Daily Variety, that, if and when SAG and AFTRA are combined into a single union, it will be named SAG-AFTRA United. We also observed that as time passes, the “United” in the name would probably be dropped. Later, a spokesman for SAG informed […]

NEW NAME FOR AFTRA/SAG IF OR WHEN THEY MERGE

January 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Negotiators who hammered out final details of a plan to merge the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists have agreed on a new name for the combined union: SAG-AFTRA United, Daily Variety reported today (Tuesday). Previous merger proposals would have named it the Alliance of International Media Artists. Unable […]

SAG/AFTRA GROUP HAMMERS OUT FINAL MERGER PLAN

January 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After nine days of intense negotiations, leading members of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists who formed The Group for One Union announced early today (Monday) that they had hammered out final details of a plan to merge the two unions. Details of the plan were not disclosed. […]

SAG PRESIDENT SAYS MERGER WITH AFTRA COULD HAPPEN NEXT MONTH

December 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The president of the Screen Actors Guild expressed confidence on Tuesday that all issues standing in the way of a merger between SAG and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists will be resolved by the end of January. Emerging from a meeting with his AFTRA counterparts, SAG President Ken Howard told the Los […]

FIRED EXEC CLAIMS SAG’S PENSION AND HEALTH PLAN WAS EMBEZZLED

September 19, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Craig Simmons, a former executive with the Screen Actors Guild pension and health plans, has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor in which he claims he was fired for attempting to blow the whistle on an embezzlement scheme by the plans’ former chief information officer, Nader Karimi. Simmons claims in his complaint […]

SAG EARNINGS FROM TV CONTINUE TO FALL

August 16, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

The fallout from the Screen Actors Guild 2008-09 strike continues to be felt as studios and independent producers reject SAG and opt for contracts with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists in developing TV projects. SAG TV earnings were down 8.2 percent last year and are now down 24 percent from 2007, the […]

AFTRA, SAG TO BEGIN MERGER TALKS

June 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Merger committees of the two principal actors unions, the Screen Actors Guild, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, plan to meet together for the first time in Washington over the weekend of June 17-19, according to trade reports on Thursday. SAG and AFTRA later confirmed that the meeting is scheduled to take […]

AFTRA-SAG MERGER MOVES CLOSER

January 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

One day after the board of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) authorized the union’s leaders to continue working with their counterparts at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to create a merged union, SAG’s board voted on Sunday to allocate up to $70,000 in additional funds to help cover the costs of […]

WITH NEW CONTRACT, ACTORS RIDE COACH CLASS

November 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

An overlooked clause in the new tentative contract between the two actors’ unions, SAG and AFTRA, and the producers group AMPTP requires actors to settle for flying coach class for location productions rather than first class, as stipulated in the previous contract, the Hollywood Reporter reported today (Wednesday). According to the trade publication, the new […]

OTHER SHOW-BIZ UNIONS HAIL SAG/AFTRA PACT WITH AMPTP

November 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Given the fact that the early tentative agreement reached last weekend between the two principal actors’ unions, SAG and AFTRA, and the movie and producers’ group, the AMPTP, is likely to serve as a template for future industry negotiations, the reaction to it by other Hollywood guilds on Monday would appear to bode well for […]

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