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More on the election! Potential turbulence ahead

25 August, 2017 (00:26) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  SAG-AFTRA Re-Elects Gabrielle Carteris as President 7:42 PM PDT 8/24/2017 by Jonathan Handel   Carteris won a majority, albeit barely, despite facing two other strong candidates, but the rival faction polled strong in Los Angeles, signaling potential turbulence ahead SAG-AFTRA members have re-elected Gabrielle Carteris as president, delivering her a hairsbreadth majority despite 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 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 […]

Candidates Still Fighting Merger Battle (Analysis)

20 July, 2015 (23:27) | 2015 | By: Arlin Miller

by Jonathan Handel 7/19/2015 12:15pm PDT Echoes of past conflicts abound, particularly in Los Angeles, but the union seems generally calm SAG-AFTRA released a list of officer and board candidates Thursday night, and it shows that this summer’s elections will once again feature a battle for national and Los Angeles offices between candidates fielded by […]

Connecting the dots: what’s really going on at SAG-AFTRA?

21 June, 2013 (20:55) | 2013 | By: Arlin Miller

By Stephen F. Diamond Back at the height of the dot.com era I was recruited by Yahoo! to head up their mergers and acquisitions legal team. I turned down the offer then because I just did not have faith in the sky high valuation of the stock. And indeed their stock cratered along with the […]