Screen Actors Guild
By now, you have no doubt seen the articles about the recent actions of the SAG and AFTRA National Boards with respect to a merger of the two Unions. On January 27th and 28th, 2012, the National Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild and the National Board of Directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, respectively, voted overwhelmingly to approve and recommend a merger package to be sent to their respective members for ratification.
Since SAG is aware that many of our members choose to have their agent’s address listed to receive documents and/or correspondence from the Union, we wanted to be sure that our agent community is as informed as possible as this process moves forward. We also want to ensure that an open line of communication is maintained in order to answer any questions that you may have.
The approved resolution provides for the referendum materials to be mailed to members on or about February 27, 2012, with a ballot return and tabulation deadline of March 30, 2012. We ask that if you receive this package from either SAG or SAG/AFTRA on behalf of your member clients, that you forward that information to them as soon as possible. The material is dated and very important. We want every member entitled to vote to have an opportunity to do so and in an informed way.
Information about the merger is available at www.sagaftra.org. We invite you to refer members to this website for their questions.