The merger of Hollywood’s two leading acting unions, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, moved closer to reality after SAG’s national board approved the measure on Friday.
Hollywood’s two main actors’ unions, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, took a historic step early Monday morning toward combining their two unions. The Group for One Union, which comprises leaders of SAG and AFTRA, hammered out an agreement to merge the unions after nine days of intensive talks
The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists announced Friday night that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Big Four broadcast networks on a new network TV contract, ocvering all network programming except scripted primetime shows..
AFTRA has set a Nov. 7 start date for negotiations with ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox on a new Network Television Code contract. It’s the biggest contract the American Federation of TV and Radio Artist has, covering $250 million a year in employee earnings.
The Screen Actors Guild and its smaller sister union, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, have begun formal discussions to merge their unions. Committees approved by the respective boards of the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA to come up with a plan to combine the unions met for the first time over the weekend.
Members of the Peoria, Ill., local chapter of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists at WEEK and WHOI on Friday rejected what the stations’ owner Granite Broadcasting called its “last, best and final offer.”
WGAE says it’s “deeply disappointed” that All My Children and One Life to Live will go dark, while AFTRA says it’s a “devastating loss” for its members.
The American Federation of TV and Radio Artists is dominating a third straight pilot season, with the labor organization claiming 70 of 80 pilots from the five broadcast networks so far, according an individual with knowledge of AFTRA dealings.
Members of Hollywood’s two actors’ unions voted to overwhelmingly support a new three-year contract that provides modest pay raises and higher contributions to their health and pension plans.