by | Feb 20, 2012 | Unions

Puzzled by the upcoming proposed merger of SAG and AFTRA?

Me too.

And as a newly-minted AFTRA member, I haven’t even nearly figure out the way things are, much less the way things might be.

I’ll give the folks at AFTRA high points for trying to provide answers, though.  An upcoming online meeting for AFTRA members only to help answer the questions.  Looks like most of the top brass from both unions will be on the line to sort things out for the attendees.

Here’s the message I got:


Shape the Future of Your Union:
Learn More about the Proposed Merger of AFTRA and SAG

All paid-up AFTRA and SAG members in good standing are urged to attend an important online meeting to learn the facts and impact of the merger.

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 4-6 p.m. PT; 7-9 p.m. ET

Log in to AFTRA Members Onlyto view this members-only presentation


Robert Reardon, AFTRA National President
Ken Howard, SAG National President
Matt Kimbrough, AFTRA National Treasurer
Amy Aquino, SAG National Secretary-Treasurer
Holter Graham, AFTRA National Vice President
Ned Vaughn, SAG 1st National Vice President
Gabrielle Carteris, AFTRA 2nd National Vice President
Mike Hodge, SAG 2nd National Vice President
David Hartley-Margolin, SAG 3rd National Vice President
Anne Gartlan, AFTRA New York Local First Vice President
Rebecca Damon, SAG NY Division Vice President
Kim Roberts Hedgpeth, AFTRA National Executive Director
David White, SAG National Executive Director

Email your questions for the panelists to [email protected] or on Twitter at #sagaftra

Documents on the merger, FAQ’s and video information are available now at Ballots will be mailed on February 27 to all eligible AFTRA and SAG members to vote on this historic change for your union. Learn the facts, so that you can cast an informed vote.

This meeting is only open to paid-up AFTRA and SAG members in good standing. You must log into your member account through or to view this live-stream event. If you are not registered at or, you will need to register in order to access the live stream.

If you need ADA accommodations, please let us know by contacting us at [email protected] or (323) 549-6644.




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