Remember during the AIMA Assault, how Melissa, Bob, Mike and the gang tried to convince members that the ONLY way to solve jurisdictional disputes between AFTRA and SAG was Consolidation.
They told us there was NO mechanism in place where as SAG/AFTRA could arbitrate such disputes. When critics pointed to 99-CVR-17R, an agreement signed by both unions that essentially mandated that neither would take any actions that would low-ball actors salaries. Their basic response was “Well, yeah, but gosh, there is no way to implement it!” They of course conveniently failed to mention the Joint Cooperative Committee.
So you might be wondering why the leadership of SAG/AFTRA didn’t just sit down and implement a little INEXPENSIVE COOPERATION rather than spending MILLIONS ON CONSOLIDATION!
Is it any wonder why the more members learn about the Consolidation Caper, the more they cry out in frustration “Lies, nothing but Lies!”
A.L. Miller SW Editor & Chief