SAG-AFTRA Summer 2012

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SAG 81.9% YES votes 105,368 ballots mailed 53% returned 86.18% 65,744 ballots mailed 51.7% returned AFTRA YES votes Merger Saga Resolves in Success Aſter Mandate from Members century made a merger more vital than ever, in July 2010, SAG and AFTRA national presidents Ken Howard and Roberta Reardon created the Presidents' Forum for One Union to establish a vision for a single union covering all performers. November 2010 – The first meeting of what would become the Listening Tour was conducted in New York City. The presidents were able to speak directly with members about the benefits of a potential merger. The members were able to hear directly from the presidents how the unions might approach preparation for a merger effort. Over the next several months, meetings were held in locations across the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. April 30, 2011 – SAG National Board of Directors approved a resolution to create the SAG Merger Task Force to meet with its AFTRA counterpart. May 14, 2011 – The AFTRA National Board approved the New Union Committee and Mission Statement. June 17-19, 2011 – AFTRA and SAG convened the first formal face-to-face discussions between the SAG Merger Task Force and the AFTRA New Union Committee at the AFL-CIO's | Summer 2012 | SAG-AFTRA 29

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