“ONE UNION, WORLDWIDEOR NO UNION AT ALL!” declares USAN/Restore Respect candidate for Secretary/Treasurer James Cromwell! Check out what he and his slate have in store for you and your union!
During the recent campaign for consolidation, when you called SAG and were put on hold you were propagandized with a voiceover that extolled the virtues of one global union worldwide! This was followed by a snappy little “Worldly” jingle.
If you happened to be visiting the SAG/AFTRA credit union, you may even have been engaged by the affable Mr.Cromwell gleefully extolling his vision of one global union. If not, you only have to peruse his campaign material to understand that he is determined and intransigent when he proclaims “One union, World Wideor NO union at all!”
Now this is especially pertinent since Melissa Gilbert, James Cromwell, and their entire slate vowed in a recent mailer concerning their INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE “We will bring it back” AIMA: The Alliance of International Media Artists!
They want to dissolve SAG and surrender its Collective assets, and our autonomy to an untested world union! They try to reassure us that everything will be “Okay” because we will dominate the International Council! But for how long? Even before the ballots were out our leadership had already initiated talks with Canada and Australia! And now that Melissa Gilbert, James Cromwell and their USAN/Restore Respect slate have vowed to spend millions more of our dues for a second try at their WORLD WIDE UNION, we think you, the membership, should consider the Possibilities:
AUSTRALIA: MEAA , Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance..AUSTRIA : KMFB Kunst, Medien und Freie Berufe. .BELARUS: Screen Actors’ Guild of Belarus— BELGIUM: ACV-TransCom, ACOD Cultuur , CGSP.. BRAZIL: SATED/RJ, SATED / SP.. BULGARIA : UBA Union of Bulgarian Actors. BURKINA: SYNACOB.. CAMEROON: SCAS Syndicat Camerounais des Artistes du Spectacle.. CANADA: CAEA Canadian Actors’ Equity Association, UDA Union des Artistes, ACTRA , Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists..CHILE : SIDARTE .. COLOMBIA: CICA , Crculo Colombiano de Artistas .. CONGO: SYNAMCO Syndicat National des Artistes et Musiciens du , CESYCA.. CROATIA: HDDU.. CUBA, SNTC, UNEAC .. CYPRUS : Actors’ Union of Cyprus.. CZECH REPUBLIC: Hereck Asociace Senovzne nm. DENMARK: DSF, DAF Dansk Artist Forbund.. ECUADOR: FENARPE Federacin Nacional de Artistas Profesionales del Ecuador.. ESTONIA: Estonian Professional Dancers’ Union, Association of Professional Actors of Estonia . FINLAND: STTL, Finlands Svenska Skdespelarfrbund rf, Ms Tuire Lankinen .. FRANCE : SFA Syndicat Franais des Artistes-Interprtes.. GEORGIA: Independent Cultural Workers’ Union.. GERMANY: VER.DI, GDBA GHANA: GAG Ghana Actors’ GuildGREECE: UGS Union of Greek Singers, Hellenic Actors’ Union.. HONG KONG: Hong Kong Performing Artists’ Guild.. HUNGARY: Sznhzi Dolgozk Szakszervezete.. ICELAND: FL.. INDIA: Kartanaka Film Workers, Artists, Technicians Federation, South Indian Cine Artists & Dubbing Union.. IRELAND: SIPTU Irish Actors’ Equity Group.. ISRAEL: NUAD Histadrut, IUPA Israeli Union of Performing Artists..ITALY: SAI.. JAPAN: Japan Actors’ Union..KAZAKHSTAN Cultural Workers’ Union.. KENYA: KUEMIE Kenya Union of Entertainment & Music Industry Employees.. KOREA: Korean Television Actors’ Association.. KYRGYZSTAN: Cultural Workers’ Union of Kyrgyzstan.. LATVIA: LAA Latvian Actors’ Association.. LUXEMBOURG: OGB-L.. MADAGASCAR: FMTM Theatre Municipal de Tananarive Ambatovinaki MEXICO: ANDA Asociacin Nacional de Actores.. MOLDOVA: Cultural Workers’ Union.. MOROCCO: SNPT.. NAMIBIA: Namibian Artists’ Union.. NETHERLANDS: FNV KIEM Kunsten Informatie en Media NEW ZEALAND: NZ Actors’ Equity.. NIGERIA: NANTAP NORWAY: NSF, NoDa.. PANAMA: UNAP.. PARAGUAY: CEPATE.. PERU: SAIP Sindicato de Artistas Intrpretes del Per.. POLAND: ZASP.. PORTUGAL: STE ROMANIA: USIS.. RUSSIA: RSAG Russian Screen Actors’ Guild.. SLOVAKIA: HOS – Hereck Obec Slovenska SLOVENIA: ZDUS, DBUS.. SOUTH AFRICA: PAWE / COSATU Performing Arts Workers’ Equity.. SPAIN: FAEE Federacin de Actores del Estado Espaol, CC.OO, OSAAEE Organizacion de Sindicatos de Actores y Actrices del Estado Espanol. SWEDEN: TF SWITZERLAND: SBS Sektor Bhnen-Schaffende, SSRS, SBKV.. TURKEY: TO-DER Theatre Actors’ Association of Turkey, ASOD, TOBAV..UKRAINE : CWU Cultural Workers’ Union.. UNITED KINGDOM: BAEA British Actors’ Equity Association Guild House.. URUGUAY: SUA Sociedad Uruguaya de Actores.. USA: SAG Screen Actors’ Guild, Equity, AFTRA American Federation of TV and Radio Artists, VENEZUELA: SPT de RTC y TV.. ZAMBIA: NATAAZ.. ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe Film & Television Actors’ Union They don’t call it INTERNATIONAL because they want to sell pancakes!
AND REMEMBER THERE IS NO GOING BACK!!! (Article 18, Section 1.B.) “No Affiliate and no Local Branch may disaffiliate from, or in any other way sever its relationship with, THE UNION!(AIMA)”
We don’t need Consolidation! We need Cooperation! Help keep The Screen Actors Guild strong and autonomous! We’re the greatest actors guild in the world! Let’s keep it that way by saying no at the polls to Melissa Gilbert, James Cromwell and the USAN/Restore Respect slate.
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