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Archive for tag: AFTRA

Ex-SAG-AFTRA Co-President Roberta Reardon Confirmed for NY Labor Post!

15 June, 2016 (20:24) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary June 15, 2016 | 06:26PM PT Former SAG-AFTRA Co-President Roberta Reardon has been confirmed as labor commissioner for the  state of New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo selected Reardon for the post in September as his commissioner of labor, taking over for Mario Musolino. The State Senate confirmed Reardon […]

New SAG-AFTRA Health Plan to Take Effect Jan. 1, 2017!

8 June, 2016 (13:01) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Los Angeles (June 8, 2016) — The trustees of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) – Producers Health Plan and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) Health Fund have approved the merger of the two plans. The new SAG-AFTRA Health Plan will provide comprehensive medical, hospital, mental health, prescription drug, dental, vision and other […]

Former SAG Pension and Health Plans Exec Gets Probation for Tax Fraud

14 April, 2016 (23:07) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary April 14, 2016 | 05:29PM PT Nader Karimi, former chief information officer for the SAG Pension & Health Plans, has been granted five years’ probation after pleading guilty to filing a false tax return in connection with allegedly embezzling over $700,000. The federal government had asked U.S. District Court Judge […]

(Analysis) Next for SAG-AFTRA? Gabrielle Carteris Steps in as mourns Ken Howard.

23 March, 2016 (21:07) | 2016, SAG Politics | By: Arlin Miller

 5:59 PM PDT 3/23/2016 by Jonathan Handel The passing of Ken Howard comes at a critical time for the union he loved. The death of actor and SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard on Wednesday triggered mourning from Hollywood notables and union activists, with one calling this reporter from the streets of New York distraught and disbelieving […]

SAG and AFTRA Health Plans Expected to Merge by January says Sandman.

12 March, 2016 (14:20) | 2016, SAG Politics | By: Arlin Miller

  ——- 5:37 PM PST 3/11/2016 by Jonathan Handel SAG, AFTRA Health Plans Expected to Merge by January, Says Trustee: Statement on Friday represents the first concrete public statement regarding timing of a plan merger. The SAG and AFTRA health plans, whose still-separate status four years after the two actors unions merged has remained a major […]