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WGA West Leaders Say Donald Trump’s Attacks On First Amendment “Are Intolerable”

29 November, 2017 (21:59) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

   by David Robb November 29, 2017 6:22pm  Stating that the First Amendment is “under attack” by President Donald Trump, leaders of the WGA West today sent their members a scathing letter denouncing him and his administration for trampling on “every principle of justice and truth we hold dear.” The letter was sparked by Trump’s […]

SAG-AFTRA Supports ‘Unencumbered Press’ After Trump’s License Revocation Threat

20 October, 2017 (18:20) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  ByDave McNary @Variety_DMcNary  October 20, 2017 5:20PM PT SAG-AFTRA has issued a strong statement in support of a “free and unencumbered press” nine days after President Donald Trump threatened to strip networks of their broadcast licenses.“As a union whose membership includes broadcast and online journalists, SAG-AFTRA champions the rights of a free press, whose […]

SAG-AFTRA Balks At NPR’s Two-Tier Pay Proposal

13 July, 2017 (23:10) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb July 13, 2017 2:39pm National Public Radio is facing pressure not only from President Donald Trump, who wants to eliminate its federal funding entirely, but from SAG-AFTRA, as well. With negotiations for a new NPR contract coming down to the wire, the union is rallying support for its demand for “equal pay […]

WGA East: Donald Trump’s Tirades Pose “Existential Threat” To Free Press!

6 July, 2017 (17:51) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb  July 6, 2017 1:53pm The executive director of the WGA East has called President Donald Trump’s “vicious attacks” on the media an “existential threat” to independent journalism – a greater threat than even plummeting ad dollars and readership. Related Donald Trump In Poland: CNN Has Taken Wrestling Video ‘Too Seriously’ Lowell Peterson […]

DGA Says Travel Ban “Of Concern’, SAG-AFTRA Calls Policy “Misguided”

31 January, 2017 (23:13) | 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

by Greg Evans  January 31, 2017 7:31pm UPDATED with DGA & SAG-AFTRA statements: The Directors Guild of America has added its voice to the criticism of Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order, though the DGA stopped far short of the WGA’s charges that the order is unconstitutional. Here is the DGA statement in full: Related […]