News From: SAG-AFTRA

by Brian Young | on Nov 14, 2017

Longest Actors Strike in History is Over

The longest actors strike in history is officially over. Last year, UCOMM reported on the voices of video games going on strike. Now, after 340 days of walking the picket line, the strike has come to...

by Brian Young | on Jul 05, 2017

Dignity for Extra's

SAG-AFTRA has reached an historic contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers that will provide raises and benefits for actors, especially those who work as extras and stunt...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 08, 2017

Telemundo Actors Vote Union Si!

Today in Miami, Florida there was a historical vote for union representation conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). 91 actors voted to be represented by the Screen Actors Guild -...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 10, 2017

Union Vote at Telemundo

The National Labor Relations Board recently announced their will be a union representation vote for actors employed by NBC owned Telemundo with 160,000 member strong Screen Actors Guild –...

by Labor 411 | on Jan 12, 2017

Is your Pension at risk with Trump?

This blog originally appeared on Labor 411.President-elect Donald Trump has good reason to see the value of a union workplace. 168,000 good reasons.Mic.com reports:"Donald Trump ran for...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 25, 2016

SAG-AFTRA Strike Video Gaming industry

Since video games entered the mainstream in the 1970’s, they have changed from pixeled Pac Man to multi-million dollar projects.  Some blockbuster games now cost as much as movies to make...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 05, 2016

Higher wages for TV actors

Over the last few years, the television industry has seen numerous changes.  Netflix and Amazon have changed the way many watch TV and big name actors like The Rock, Vince Vaughn and Viola Davis...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 04, 2016

Pay based on skin color

At NBCUniversal, there is a standard for those who work on English television and another for those who work on their popular Spanish language channel, Telemundo.  For the Spanish performers,...

by Kate Hogan | on Jun 29, 2016

Why Union Awards matter most

Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane won the 2015-16 Ted Lindsay Award as the NHL’s most outstanding player on Wednesday, June 23. The Ted Lindsay Award is the ultimate honor for a hockey...

Kevin Can Wait (First Look Preview)
by Alexis Barrau | on Jun 13, 2016

Kevin Can't Wait is Great

Kevin James, an actor and Long Island native, is reuniting with CBS for the first time since his 1998 hit show Kings of Queens. This fall James will be premiering in a new sitcom, Kevin Can Wait,...

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