Judge Cancels Hearing in Ed Asner’s Case Against SAG-AFTRA
December 23, 2013 | 06:03PM PT
Hearing had been set for Jan. 6
“SAG-AFTRA simply does not record what is earned but it willy-nilly converts checks as it sees fit, by either endorsing checks made out to performers and placing same into its purported Trust Account, or by holding onto performers checks for months if not years on end to the ongoing detriment of its members who depend on these earnings to live,” the plaintiffs said.
The union has repeatedly insisted that it’s done nothing wrong and has called the suit “frivolous.”
SAG-AFTRA Moves to One New York office to open Jan. 6
SAG-AFTRA is moving its New York local office to Broadway, departing from their two Madison Avenue offices.
The two offices, which housed separate SAG and AFTRA operations prior to the March 2012 merger, are closing Dec. 20. The new office will reopen Jan. 6 at One Lincoln Plaza, 1900 Broadway.
“Merger brought SAG-AFTRA together, and this beautiful new office space brings all of our operations and member services under one roof,” said New York Local president Mike Hodge.
The New York Local is the union’s second largest after Hollywood and reps about 20% of SAG-AFTRA’s 160,000 members.
Staff in New York will not be available until the new office opens, but the national headquarters office in Los Angeles will be available for member needs.
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