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SAG-AFTRA Kicks Off National Convention, '90210' Actress Gabrielle Carteris Elected as Executive Vice President

SAG-AFTRA Kicks Off National Convention, '90210' Actress Gabrielle Carteris Elected as Executive Vice President

SAG-AFTRA National President Ken Howard officially opened the union's national convention yesterday, in the most important governance event since the merger of SAG and AFTRA. “What we have created today is an overwhelming and moving tribute to the power of this union to improve the lives of its members all across the country,” he said. “When we work together, we are a powerful voice. When we work together, we are proud and strong. When we work together, we are an unstoppable force that diligently and selflessly works to empower and strengthen the union and our fellow members. We are taking the first, early steps on a remarkable journey. There will only ever be one first SAG-AFTRA convention.”

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If You Want to Do Something Different for Labor Day, You Need to Look at This

Send an e-card to thank someone for the work they do every day.

The person who’s flipping burgers and making sure there are enough hot dogs to go around at your Labor Day barbecue deserves a little extra thanks, don’t you think? 

Unions and working families will honor the holiday that celebrates the hard work that has made America strong by doing something special this year: recognizing people for their work.

The AFL-CIO is launching a new online application just in time to reclaim Labor Day as a day to recognize people for their hard work. On the new app, at, participants can send thank-you cards and videos through Facebook and e-mail to friends and others whose work they depend on. 

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Stronger Together: SAG-AFTRA Receives New AFL-CIO Charter

In a ceremony in Washington, DC on August 1, 2012, the AFL-CIO granted a charter to SAG-AFTRA. From left, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth H. Shuler, SAG-AFTRA Co-President Roberta Reardon, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard, and AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker.  Photo Credit: Sharon Farmer/sfphotoworks

With workers’ rights under attack, new labor partnerships like the merger of SAG-AFTRA “represents a bright spot in the union movement," said SAG-AFTRA Co-President Roberta Reardon.

SAG-AFTRA today received a national charter from the AFL-CIO. SAG-AFTRA joins 55 other unions, comprising more than 12 million working men and women, under the AFL-CIO banner. SAG and AFTRA voted to merge earlier this year. 

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Screen Actors to Honor Mary Tyler Moore

We loved Mary Tyler Moore as Laura Petrie on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and as the iconic Mary Richards on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” roles in which she created a new paradigm for female leads in television.

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300 Join Labor College Fundraising Gala


Lara Manzione of the National Labor College reports on last night’s “Time to Build” fundraising gala at the college.

Following the first day of the AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting held at the National Labor College (NLC) in Silver Spring, Md., the college hosted a “A Time to Build”  gala last night. The gala honored Mark Ayers, president of the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), and the presidents of five entertainment  unions:  Ray Hair, American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM); Ken Howard, Screen Actors (SAG); Matthew  Loeb, Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE); Roberta Reardon, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA); and Nick Wyman, Actors’ Equity (AEA).

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Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Melissa Leo, Christian Bale Get SAG Top Awards

The movies “The King’s Speech” and “The Fighter” and the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” were the big winners at last night’s Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, the nation’s largest and only nationally televised all-union awards show.

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