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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 […]

WGA Contract Talks Over For The Day, Will Resume Wednesday – Update

25 April, 2017 (18:58) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb April 25, 2017 5:33pm UPDATED, 5:33 PM: Contract talks between the WGA and management’s AMPTP have recessed for the day and will resume Wednesday morning, the sides said. Related Chill On Rumors Of Netflix Side Deal As WGA Strike Authorization Looms PREVIOUSLY, 8:45 AM: Armed with strike authorization, WGA leaders return to the […]