Saturday, April 30, 2011

SAG National Board Unanimously Moves Towards Merger with AFTRA

After at least two failed attempts, decades of discussion, recent year marked by acrimony and then reconciliation, the game is once again afoot, as Holmes would say: SAG and AFTRA are moving decisively closer to merger. The move today was SAG’s, whose national board has now unanimously established a merger taskforce to work with AFTRA to develop “a formal plan to unite SAG and AFTRA members in one union,” in the words of a SAG statement.

The goal is ambitious: to have a plan for approval by the two unions’ national boards in January 2012. Details: The Hollywood Reporter.


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