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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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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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