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  SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Headquarters Early Office Closure, Feb. 17!

17 February, 2017 (16:04) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  Following from SAG-AFTRA Website: SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Headquarters Early Office Closure, Feb. 17 February 17, 2017, 2:02pm Due to severe weather in the area, the SAG-AFTRA SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Headquarters will be closed early today, Friday, Feb. 17. The building will be closed at 4 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. […]

The Holiday of Love brings a non-traditional surprise for the union’s members!

14 February, 2017 (17:39) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

11:32 AM PST 2/14/2017 by Jonathan Handel The Hollywood Reporter  AFTRA Launches New App for Members! What should a union get its members for Valentine’s Day? When flowers and chocolates just won’t cut it — especially when you have over 160,000 members — the safe choice is software. Hence SAG-AFTRA is deploying a specialized app […]

  Huffington Post Staff Ratifies Contract Negotiated by Writers Guild East!

30 January, 2017 (11:47) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary 0 January 30, 2017 | 11:14AM PT The editorial staff at the Huffington Post has ratified its first collective bargaining agreement in a near unanimous vote. The employees are represented by the Writers Guild of America East, which has made a major push to unionize digital media news staffs […]

Hollywood Teamsters Ordered to Modernize Bylaws!

23 January, 2017 (15:16) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  By David Robb  January 23, 2017 1:34pm The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has ordered Hollywood’s Teamsters Local 399 to modernize its bylaws. The local, already one of the industry’s most progressive unions, has been instructed to tell its members that they cannot discriminate against a fellow worker based on “mental disability” and “gender identity.” Under the […]

SAG-AFTRA Board Approves Proposals for Film and TV Contract Talks!

22 January, 2017 (00:27) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb  January 21, 2017 11:42pm The national board of SAG-AFTRA has overwhelmingly approved the union’s package of proposals for its upcoming negotiations for a new film and TV contract. No date has been set for the negotiations, but the Writers Guild typically follows the Directors Guild, which recently concluded its talks for a […]