SAG-AFTRA Settles on New Structure

SAG-AFTRA’s national board took up some pressing housekeeping business at the Sheraton Universal Hotel this weekend in Los Angeles, including an organizational shakeup and lingering merger issues.

The union has been in the process of consolidating its staff following the merger last spring of Screen Actors Guild an the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, after which the two unions’ original 33 locals were consolidated into 25. On Sunday, the board approved locals operating in Atlanta, Arizona-Utah, Chicago, Colorado, Dallas-Fort Worth, Hawaii, Houston-Austin, Los Angeles, Miami, Michigan, Missouri-Kansas City-Nebraska, Nashville, Nevada, New England, New Orleans, New Mexico, New York, Ohio Allegheny, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco-Northern California, Seattle, Twin Cities and in Washington-Mid Atlantic. Members were assigned to locals based on a roster of zip code assignments.

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