Sunday, October 24, 2010
Potential Union Merger
SAG and AFTRA are continuing to negotiate the possibility of a merger and things are looking solid for that. Thursday night a 'Forum for One Union' meeting was held to prepare questions and answers from the heads of both parties involved, and another meeting may happen as soon as next month. The forum however is made up of 12 people and the meeting took place over the course of 3 hours. I would assume that parameters have to be set up for which union firstly takes the name...I can't imagine a world with the three initials SAG..but perhaps SAGTRA? There are both supporters and opponents to this merger. Opponents may consider that each union separately represents uniquely different items of concerns and supporters may say that a merger would help strengthen the coalition of 'talent' in the world in general.