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Archive for tag: Membership First

Martin Sheen Tops Voting for SAG-AFTRA National Board

24 August, 2017 (21:18) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary August 24, 2017 | 07:58PM PT Martin Sheen has received the most votes of the 40 Los Angeles candidates seeking election to the SAG-AFTRA national board, winning a four-year term with 5,803 votes. Sheen, whose most famous role was as the U.S. President on “The West Wing,” was one of […]

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 […]

SAG-AFTRA Members Ratify New Film-TV Contract!

7 August, 2017 (20:45) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary August 7, 2017 | 07:29PM PT SAG-AFTRA members have ratified the successor deal for a new three-year master contract for primetime TV and feature films. The pact generated opposition from about one in every four members who voted. About 76% of members approved the deal with about 15% of the […]

SAG-AFTRA Presidential Election Heats Up as Candidates Launch Attacks

1 August, 2017 (13:20) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary August 1, 2017 | 12:29PM PT SAG-AFTRA’s election has gone into the hot zone with adversaries denouncing each other in a bid to sway the 144,000 performer members. The key race is for the presidency, with incumbent Gabrielle Carteris heading the Unite for Strength slate and facing a challenge from […]

SAG-AFTRA Election Ballots Go Out Against Backdrop of Contract Ratification

27 July, 2017 (13:44) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary July 26, 2017 | 05:18PM PT About 144,000 SAG-AFTRA election ballots have started hitting performers’ mailboxes this week — only one week after union members were asked to ratify a three-year successor deal to the master contract. As a result, the question of whether to ratify the contract is the […]