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Archive for tag: New York

WGA East, SAG-AFTRA Protest Over Closures of DNAinfo, Gothamist in New York

7 November, 2017 (11:01) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

By Dave McNary @Variety_DMcNary November 6, 2017 3:44PM PT More than 300 people have rallied in Manhattan to support writers at the recently shuttered New York news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist.The event, held at New York’s City Hall Park, took place Monday — four days after billionaire Joe Ricketts announced he had shut down the sites. […]

Mike Hodge, ‘Law & Order’ Actor and SAG-AFTRA New York Local President, Dies at 70

10 September, 2017 (20:31) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary September 10, 2017 | 05:54PM PT Mike Hodge, the president of the SAG-AFTRA New York local, died on Saturday night. He was 70. Hodge was a longtime union activist and was re-elected last month as president of the local chapter. Rebecca Damon, first VP of the New York local, made […]

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 […]

Foul Play Alleged In New York SAG-AFTRA Board Race

18 August, 2017 (12:11) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

    by David Robb August 18, 2017 10:54am EXCLUSIVE: Allegations that the leaders of SAG-AFTRA’s ruling party in New York used “inside information” to win an extra seat on the union’s national board of directors are being leveled by members of the local’s opposition party. The claims could set the stage for an election […]

NPR Staffers Seeking Strike Authorization from SAG-AFTRA Board

14 July, 2017 (23:55) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary July 14, 2017 | 06:42PM PT With a contract expiration looming, nearly 300 National Public Radio staffers are seeking a strike authorization from the SAG-AFTRA national board. The board meets Saturday in Los Angeles and New York via video-conference. The union, which reps about 400 NPR employees, has launched a […]