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  1. Canadian Actors, Advertisers Reach Tentative Deal

    1:32 pm 7/28/2014

    The new three-year agreement comes as Hollywood North aims at labor peace to keep U.S. producers from crossing the border for cost savings. Read more

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  2. Canadian Actors, Producers Choose Labor Peace in Contract Talks

    10:45 am 7/18/2014

    Keeping the major studios shooting here is encouraging no-fuss national commercial, film and TV contract settlements. Read more

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  3. Former AFTRA Chief Tapped to Lead Musicians Union Residuals Fund

    2:46 pm 4/7/2014

    Kim Roberts Hedgpeth will lead the Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund, which processes film and TV residuals for AFM members; however, her tenure at AFTRA was marred by a lack of financial controls.Read more

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  4. Actors Union Shuffles Executives, Reducing Power of Legacy AFTRA

    11:26 am 2/9/2014

    At its executive board meeting, the union also heard reports about ongoing preparation for contract negotiations.Read more

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  5. Directors' New Labor Deal Puts Big Pressure on Actors (Analysis)

    5:00 am 12/5/2013

    The Directors Guild's pre-Thanksgiving pact with the major studios makes it hard for unions like SAG-AFTRA to claim victory when their deals come up for review.Read more

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  6. SAG Pension & Health Trustees Still Working on Reciprocity

    9:59 am 9/27/2013

    A complete solution –- merger of the plans –- isn’t even under discussion at this time.Read more

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  7. Audit Reveals Pre-Merger AFTRA Was Plagued With Financial Issues (Exclusive)

    6:32 pm 9/8/2013

    Thousands of non-paying members on the books, accounting errors and omissions and "boxes and boxes" of expired studio residuals checks — for the first time, THR unveils the union's lack of financial controls, which took over a year to rectify.Read more

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  8. AFTRA Foundation Sets Up Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

    10:44 pm 11/7/2012

    The $50,000 fund will provide grants up to $1,000 per person to respond to what one official called “an epic storm with devastating consequences.”Read more

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  9. About 15 Percent of SAG-AFTRA Staff Leaving in Voluntary Buyout (Exclusive)

    9:21 am 9/27/2012

    The program is part of the ongoing integration of SAG and AFTRA. The union declined to provide financial details of the packages or payroll impact.Read more

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  10. Tom Carpenter leaves SAG-AFTRA, joins Actors’ Equity as General Counsel

    4:38 pm 8/13/2012

    The union’s chief labor counsel departs for a legal and executive role at Actors Equity – further consolidating the power of former SAG staff in the merged union’s executive ranks.Read more

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