Spring 2022

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SAG-AFTRA turns I t has been a decade since Screen Actors Guild President Ken Howard and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists National President Roberta Reardon stepped to the podium in the James Cagney Boardroom to announce the merging of the two unions and the formation of SAG-AFTRA. As the jubilation of that moment ebbed, the hard work began. Member leaders worked to set a new direction for the organization, staff worked to streamline operations and, most importantly, members engaged at every level. A lot has happened since then. SAG-AFTRA has negotiated gains in its union contracts, deployed technology to better serve members, expanded organizing and so much more. Here's a look back at a decade of union solidarity. After merger, SAG-AFTRA receives its AFL-CIO charter. SAG President Ken Howard and AFTRA National President Roberta Reardon announce that members have voted to merge SAG and AFTRA. A rst contract is reached with Telemundo to cover Spanish-language TV performers. C E L E B R A T I N G A D E C A D E A S O N E U N I O N 52 SAG„AFTRA | Spring 2022 | ANGELA WEISS Union leadership at SAG-AFTRA's fth convention.

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