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Mike Hodge, ‘Law & Order’ Actor and SAG-AFTRA New York Local President, Dies at 70

10 September, 2017 (20:31) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary September 10, 2017 | 05:54PM PT Mike Hodge, the president of the SAG-AFTRA New York local, died on Saturday night. He was 70. Hodge was a longtime union activist and was re-elected last month as president of the local chapter. Rebecca Damon, first VP of the New York local, made […]

Esai Morales Threatens Election Fraud Complaint If “Petty Politics” Continue At SAG-AFTRA

17 August, 2017 (12:53) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb  August 17, 2017 11:14am Esai Morales is on a mission. He’s running for president of SAG-AFTRA, but more importantly, he says, he’s on a crusade to change the union’s culture. The union’s current leaders, he says, have put their own “petty partisan politics over the needs of the members, and that needs […]

Lawsuit Claims Mismanagement Of Musicians Union’s Troubled Pension Plan

26 July, 2017 (17:42) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb July 24, 2017 5:09p The American Federation of Musicians’ beleaguered $2 billion pension plan, which had a $122 million shortfall last year, has been hit with a class-action lawsuit that claims its trustees have made a series of risky investments that have endangered the pensions of thousands of musicians. The suit, filed […]

Lucrative TV Residuals Frozen Again in New Union Agreements!

5 June, 2017 (10:58) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

7:30 AM PDT 6/5/2017 by Jonathan Handel jh@jhandel.comjhandel A primetime residuals freeze in the new DGA and WGA deals gets little attention, as does a slowdown in syndication residuals. As talks between SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers continue in advance of a June 30 contract expiration, one thing isn’t in […]

Studios And WGA Can’t Even Agree On Lost Revenues From Last Strike!

26 April, 2017 (15:36) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb  April 26, 2017 2:30pm With only six days to go before film and TV writers could launch their second strike in a decade, labor and management still strongly disagree over the impact of the last strike – a troubling sign that could indicate the two sides aren’t seeing eye-to-eye about the WGA’s […]