SAG-AFTRA Foundation has Distributed Over $3.5 Million in COVID-19 Emergency Aid

May 5, 2020

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation has distributed more than $3.5 million in emergency aid to SAG-AFTRA members from its COVID-19 Relief Fund – up by $2.5 million since April 7. Foundation president Courtney Vance, in his sixth “fireside chat” video update on the Relief Fund’s efforts, noted that there’s a “substantial queue of applications […]

SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP Agree to Start Film and TV Contract Talks Next Week

April 25, 2020

SAG-AFTRA and management’s AMPTP said Friday that they will start negotiations for a new film and TV contract on Monday. In a joint statement, they said that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and state government stay-at-home orders, the talks will be conducted via video teleconference. Their current contract expires June 30. SAG-AFTRA president […]

House Approves Landmark Pro-Union Labor Bill in February

April 16, 2020

In a major victory for IATSE members and working people across the United States, the House of Representatives on February 6 passed H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act on a bipartisan basis. The PRO Act will restore fairness to the economy by strengthening the federal laws that give workers a voice on the job so they can negotiate for higher wages, better benefits, a more secure retirement and a safer workplace. […]

Facing Covid-19, Low-Wage Service Workers are Striking Across the Country

April 6, 2020

Across the country, service workers in retail and delivery jobs are staging protests, organizing sickouts and even walking off their jobs. At any other moment, this kind of risky collective action among precariously employed, nonunion and low-wage workers would be surprising. But it is even more astounding in the middle of […]

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