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The results of the SAG/AFTRA merger vote will be announced Friday at 1:00 PT / 4:00 pm ET and live streamed at http://www.sagaftra.org/ – a campaign website that will presumably become the online home of the new union if the merger passes.
Ballots were mailed to 131,000 members of one or both unions on Feb. 27 and are due back at the Seattle-area offices of Integrity Voting Systems tomorrow morning. The merger process began in late 2010 – or mid-2008, if measured from the initial formation of the pro-merger Unite for Strength slate . . . or in the 1930s, if measured from the formation of SAG and AFTRA-predecessor AFRA, whose creation independent of Actors Equity even then raised questions as to whether performers ought to be represented by a single union, not two or three.
Tomorrow, SAG and AFTRA voters will give their answer, and three unions may become two, and perhaps ultimately one.
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