Donate Today! Help us help others.

Lynch Coaching

Translate

Saturday, April 30, 2011

AFTRA-SAG Merger Closer to Reality

I am in Los Angeles this weekend serving as a member of the National Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild. Historic weekend. For more information go to http://sag actor-bloodspot.com

Screen Actors Guild takes big step toward merging with AFTRA
Comments (0) (7) (9)
April 30, 2011 |  6:03 pm


The Screen Actors Guild board of directors on Saturday moved significantly closer to merging with its smaller sister union, the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists.

The board unanimously approved a mission statement for a consolidated union and agreed to create a task force that would work with AFTRA to develop a merger plan, including drafting a constitution and dues policy by January. AFTRA's board is expected to take similar action at meeting on May 14.

The proposed union would represent about 140,000 actors as well news broadcasters, recording artists, dancers and other performers.

"The message from SAG and AFTRA members across the country has been clear: They want this done as soon as possible, " SAG President Ken Howard said in a statement.

"Not only will the creation of one union increase our bargaining leverage, it will allow us to pool our resources to give members the protection they need by actively enforcing contracts and organizing new work," SAG National Secretary Treasurer Amy Aquino said in a statement.

Despite a growing consensus among union leaders that merging is necessary to give the unions more bargaining clout and avoid turf battles,  the sides will have to wrestle with a number of tough issues before the marriage can occur sometime early next year. For more details, see today's business story in the Los Angeles Times.

--Richard Verrier

RELATED

SAG board expected to proceed with AFTRA merger

AFTRA board gives two thumbs up on merger talks

Actors unions' board approves new film and TV contract

 

Google Me

So what can you find out about a person with Google?

Have you tried googling yourself?

I found other Art Lynch's involved in medicine, government, comedy, photography, art and crime. I also found me.

Is it who they are or a capture of odds and ends crafting an incomplete image, false impression, snapshot with eyes closed or bad light?

So.

Google me.

You will find (partial list):

http://www.linkedin.com/in/arthurlynch

http://www.nevadayouthmedia.org/2008/04/art-lynch-536-sixth-street-boulder-city.html

http://www.plaxo.com/directory/profile/214749306549/7cf6c025/Art/Lynch

http://profile.myspace.com/30254782

http://www.nevadayouthmedia.org

http://www.nevadayouthmedia.org/2008/04/art-lynch-536-sixth-street-boulder-city.html

http://www.mylife.com/art-lynch-boulder-city-nv-264600472-r.html

http://www.scribd.com/Art%20Lynch

http://www.zoominfo.com/Search/PersonDetail.aspx?PersonID=237283805

http://movies.nytimes.com/person/972328/Art-Lynch

http://open.salon.com/blog/alynch

http://www.box.net/shared/vo0odcdmbr

http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=581144

http://www.nevadaimpact.com/endorsements.htm

https://www.csn.edu/pages/2526.asp

http://www.census-online.us/search/LYNCH,ART