Apparently one of the following e-mails upset the SAG Leadership soooo much– with the help of the Restore Respect controlled and compliant SAG National Executive Committee, they spent between 50 and a hundred grand of your dues money to get the “culprit.”
Unfortunately, they failed! And unfortunately, they charged a makeup artist–who did nothing more than forward a few emails in opposition to Consolidation!
You only have to read the emails that he forwarded—all of which identify the authors of the contents—and then read the bogus office memo and you quickly realize that they emanate from separate sources!
But don’t take the Ol’ Watchdogs word for it
First read the AUTHENTIC e-mail sent from the Human Resources— and Cc’d to over a hundred of SAG’s Non-Represented Staff. And then read the BOGUS EMAIL that apparently only reached a couple of employees!
Okay, here is the AUTHENTIC MEMO from Human Resources.
Now here’s that bogus email that several months ago in the trades, the SAG leadership was portraying as “THREATENING & FIRGHTENING!” As of late they have downgraded it to simply HARRASSING!
Personally, I’d down grade it even further to a DUMB PRACTICAL JOKE!
Okay now have a gander at the bogus memo and you decide if its threatening enough for our guild to spend what could end up being hundreds of thousands of our dues dollars
A few things become readily apparent! First, the bogus memo was obviously an inside job!
Now unless, this makeup artist does President Gilbert’s or CEO Pisano’s makeup, there is no way he would be in the vicinity in order to snatch the original memo– and then parrot it with what is obviously a lot of insight–and inside info.
Secondly, he was called upon by a friend to forward some emails, because his software had the capacity for bulk emailing—not because of his ability to parody office memos.
Pisano, Gilbert, Fleming and the gang are just grasping at straws trying to pin these two completely separate and different cases together! And when the tables turn on them and they try to find a reason for filing this case in the first place, it’s gonna be like looking for a needle in a haystack.
Now, the Ol’ Watchdog is not condoning the bogus memo, and we can understand how it might have been mildly disconcerting to any staff member that might have actually received it! I know how I feel when I find out there are 10 other actors on avail for MYpart—, ah, but THREATENING AND FRIGHTENING?
Actually, what’s really threatening and frightening is the way our SAG leadership is commingling these two different incidences into what could well turn out to be a very expensive FISHING EXPEDITION!.
A.L. Miller SW Editor & Chief