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(Link to PDF version on the right side of blog page.) As one listens to the interviews of the various candidates running for SAG's National Board, one theme comes through: no one is happy with the so-called "final" offer on the table from the AMPTP. Those candidates who are supportive of either...
Some nice press coverage for Vallywood! today in Blog Stage. The issue is the "poll" that SAG's MF leadership wanted to send to the membership. The aim is to generate support for the MF strategy: delay, delay, delay. But they made one mistake: the staff of the union, from what I can tell, decided...
UPDATE BELOW IN BOLD Nikki Finke is up to her old tricks again. She maintains a fiction that she is an active supporter of Hollywood labor unions but then she attacks Jonathan Handel, arguing he is a shil for the companies, when, in fact, Handel, a former WGA lawyer, is quite friendly with and...
It seems that the prickly nature of Membership First activists is turning into an attack machine of the sort usually only witnessed on the national political scene. While Membership First claims that it stands for the interests of all SAG members, including background, let a single background...
As we lawyers like to say, res ipsa - this speaks for itself. This Disaster Is No Movie - CFO Magazine - September 2008 Issue - CFO.com
Panic seems to be setting in at SAG Headquarters these days at least among the dominant Membership First faction. It's two months since the union's most important contract expired. So for the first time in SAG history actors who are working - and there are widespread reports that production has...
While American workers have been consistently disappointed by Democratic Presidents over the last thirty years, both of them, this article by my friend Bill Gould makes very sensible suggestions for a potential Obama presidency. With union density in the private sector at an historic low, the time...
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If accurate this story documenting the restructuring of film production schedules suggests again how the AMPTP outsmarted the current SAG leadership in the run-up to the June 30 Guild contract expiration. It argues that the studios pushed schedules up so that they could last through the summer,...
Slates of candidates for the SAG board of director elections were announced yesterday as well as the names of several independent candidates. The slates include the incumbent group Membership First as well as the new challenging group, Unite For Strength. Among the prominent independent candidates...