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Prince Was a Champion for Working People

Prince Was a Champion for Working People

The world lost a musical icon yesterday. You'll read about his impact as a musician and an entertainer elsewhere, but let's take a second to look at Prince's career-spanning fights on behalf of working people.

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The SAG Awards Ceremony Is Tonight!

It's almost that time of year again, when the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony highlights the best acting in last year's movies and TV shows. The live awards ceremony will air tonight at 8 p.m. (pre-show begins at 6 p.m.). Learn more and follow the awards on Twitter.

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Creative Team for Screen Actors Guild Awards Show Announced

Creative Team for Screen Actors Guild Awards Show Announced

This week, SAG-AFTRA announced the creative team that will be behind the scenes for the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Awards Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced the team that will create the awards show, which will air live on TNT and TBS on Jan. 30, 2016. The SAG Awards show is the only televised award show to exclusively honor performers. The awards recognize both individual performances in TV and film and ensemble performances by the entire cast of a TV show or motion picture.

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SAG-AFTRA: Hiring Skilled, Professional Performers is a Smart Investment

SAG-AFTRA: Hiring Skilled, Professional Performers is a Smart Investment

You see them every time you open your Instagram or Twitter account or click on a video on YouTube: digital ads designed to grab your attention (and sell you a product). They’re also in your Facebook news feed, shared by friends who might write “Must watch—hilarious!” These days, advertisers know consumers are spending more time on their smartphones and computers, so they’re producing some of their most creative, entertaining and sharable work specifically for those platforms. A new wave of digital agencies is among those changing the way we watch ads with innovative work that connects with consumers.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Appoints AFL-CIO Leader as Labor Commissioner

Reardon with Jessica Hayssen, Field Director, MN AFL-CIO

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced that he is appointing Roberta Reardon, a leader with the AFL-CIO, to be the state's next commissioner of labor. Reardon will take over from acting commissioner Mario Musolino.

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SAG-AFTRA American Scene Awards Nominations Are Now Open

SAG-AFTRA American Scene Awards Nominations Are Now Open

SAG-AFTRA has opened submissions for their second biennial American Scene Awards® and they will close on Aug. 4 at 5 p.m. 

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SAG-AFTRA Awards Honor ‘Birdman,’ ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Casts

SAG-AFTRA Awards Honor ‘Birdman,’ ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Casts

SAG-AFTRA honored outstanding motion picture and television performances at its annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremonies Jan. 25. Debbie Reynolds received the union's highest honor, the 51st annual Life Achievement Award.

Of the top industry accolades presented to performers, only the Screen Actors Guild Awards are selected solely by actors’ peers in SAG-AFTRA. Also, the SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members.

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SAG-AFTRA Members Choose Award Nominees

SAG-AFTRA Members Choose Award Nominees

The nominees for SAG-AFTRA’s 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in motion pictures and television were announced this week, with “Birdman” and “Modern Family” leading the list with nominations. 

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APALA Celebrates the Life of Pioneer Sumi Haru

Last week, we lost a trailblazer who helped paved the way for diversity in her industry and helped expand the role of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the labor movement.  Sumi Haru was a co-founder of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) and a key member of SAG-AFTRA whose impact was felt well beyond the labor movement and the film industry she worked in.

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At Last, Sunday Football! And It Comes with a Union Label

Photo by Craig Hawkins via Flickr/Creative Commons

The first Sunday of the NFL season is here—the world champion Seattle Seahawks kicked off the action Thursday with a 36–16 win over the Green Bay Packers. But while we are settling into our recliners and couches or at our favorite sports bar, thousands of union members, on and off the field, are making sure the games run as smoothly as Peyton Manning’s two-minute drill.

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