Summer 2022

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Page 52 of 73 | Summer 2022 | SAG-AFTRA 49 Board member Mike Kraycik; Philadelphia Local member Cecil Parker; and National Executive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland. How technology is reshaping labor played a key role at the convention. Shuler led a fireside chat on technology and the future of work featuring Carteris. Whitehair participated as a panelist on building power for workers amid the global economy's digital trade agreements. The AFL-CIO and SAG-AFTRA partner on the annual Labor Innovation & Technology Summit. The convention's expo was dubbed "Innovation Hall," where union members networked and shared technological advancements. SAG-AFTRA's booth featured a demonstration of how members and industries are utilizing hologram technology. SAG-AFTRA member Howie Mandel (America's Got Talent) "holoported" to the convention via Proto's tabletop-sized Proto M hologram device for humorous interaction with convention delegates. "SAG-AFTRA is always looking to the future, at where our industry is changing and at how the marketplace, in general, is affecting our sets," said Whitehair. "Whether that's with different camera equipment or with technology that's going to shift and change the way content can be distributed into homes, into hotels, into restaurants, into concert venues — SAG-AFTRA has to be there to protect us now and into the future." "SAG-AFTRA has taken a leading role in the labor movement in addressing how new technology affects workers," added Crabtree-Ireland. "That's why it's so important for us to be part of this convention — we're part of the broader labor movement and most of the cutting-edge technologies affect our industry first. It's important for us to see Clockwise from above, newly elected AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond, fourth from right, joins members of SAG-AFTRA's delegation; Vice President, New York Ezra Knight hosts a panel on voter suppression; American Federation of Musicians President Ray Hair speaks in favor of the AFM and SAG-AFTRA resolution supporting the American Music Fairness Act; Vice President, Recording Artists/Singers Janice Pendarvis visits SAG-AFTRA's convention booth; SAG-AFTRA delegates introduce four resolutions to the convention; and Vice President, Actors/Performers William Charlton speaks to a resolution about creating more union work for SAG-AFTRA members. JAY MALLIN/AFL-CIO KEITH MELLNICK/AFL-CIO KEITH MELLNICK/AFL-CIO KEITH MELLNICK/AFL-CIO KEITH MELLNICK/AFL-CIO

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