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News From: SAG-AFTRA

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 23, 2020

Unions Reach Deal to Put Actors Back to Work

When someone thinks of an actor, they usually think of a millionaire blockbuster movie star, but the reality is that the vast majority of actors and actresses are people that you never heard of or...

by Guest Post | on May 13, 2020

Entertainment Unions Outline Industry Reopening

This story was written by the IBEW Media Department. The havoc the coronavirus is wreaking on the entertainment industry was the focus of a national media call last week that included the impact...

by Daniel Hinton | on Jul 23, 2019

SAG-AFTRA’s Deal with Netflix Signals Changes

SAG-AFTRA, the 160,000-member union that represents performance artists and media professionals, has signed a collective bargaining agreement with Netflix, Inc.  

by Daniel Hinton | on Mar 14, 2019

Save the NY Film Tax Credits

The annual battle of the budget has been waging in Albany, NY. Facing a billion-dollar deficit and a hard deadline at the end of the month, some state legislators are stooping so low as to threaten...

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...

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