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Archive for tag: merger

SAG-AFTRA Blasts Accusatory Letter as Hollywood Labor Turmoil Accelerates!

22 April, 2017 (12:24) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

11:04 AM PDT 4/22/2017 by Jonathan Handel With a potential Writers Guild strike looming, SAG-AFTRA is suddenly drawn towards a whirlpool by an election-season letter on the eve of the actors’ own studio negotiations. A day after a group of nine actors, including former SAG president Ed Asner, sent SAG-AFTRA a long letter alleging “breach […]

SAG-AFTRA’s Six-Month Video Game Strike Left Out Of Highlight Reel For Merger Anniversary.

21 April, 2017 (15:52) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb  April 21, 2017 10:26am SAG-AFTRA has posted a new video on its website celebrating the fifth anniversary of the merger of SAG and AFTRA. “A lot has happened in the last five years,” notes the video , but it fails to make any mention of a key event in the merged union’s […]

Celebrating Our 5th Anniversary!

3 April, 2017 (18:45) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

 Following from SAG-AFTRA Website: Celebrating Our 5th Anniversary March 30, 2017, 3:03pm Dear Member, The past five years have been filled with important activity and achievements that were only possible because you made the historic choice to merge SAG and AFTRA. This momentous decision led to the realization of many goals that we worked on […]

The Race Is On: Peter Antico First To Announce Candidacy For SAG-AFTRA President!

14 March, 2017 (17:03) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Courtesy Peter Antioco by David Robb March 14, 2017 3:48pm Peter Antico, one of the most outspoken critics of SAG-AFTRA’s leadership, has announced he’ll be a candidate for president of the 160,000-member performers’ union. The election will be held in August, and he’s the first to announce his candidacy. Antico, a veteran actor and stunt […]

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 […]