SAG-AFTRA continues to follow COVID-19 protocols on set to keep working

With the COVID-19 pandemic dominating American society for nearly a year, people need some form of entertainment. Although productions were put on hold in the beginning, industry professionals found a way to allow the show to go on.

SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss the merger of two unions, how the pandemic has affected the production industry and those working in it and more. Continue reading

Atlanta SAG-AFTRA seeks to elect Democrats in Georgia runoff to benefit union members

All eyes are on Georgia, as the Jan 5 runoff election for the state’s two U.S. Senate seats will determine whether Democrats take or Republicans retain majority control. Labor organizations everywhere are pouring resources into the two races in hopes of advancing union interests.

Actor and former Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) Atlanta Local President Ric Reitz made the case for Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock during his appearance on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

KDKA Pittsburgh unionizes with SAG-AFTRA

After years of decline of approval ratings for labor unions, young professionals are stepping up in many fields to unionize their workplace, including in the news industry.

CBS KDKA-TV News Producer James Santelli joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the unionization drive that took place at the station, why unions are vital to the news industry and more. Continue reading

SAG-AFTRA members are adapting to safety protocols while still putting on a show

As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to rage throughout the U.S., many markets have been hampered. The entertainment industry, like many others, has made adjustments to continue putting on a show.

Actor and former Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) Atlanta Local President Ric Reitz joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how the entertainment industry is dealing with the pandemic. Continue reading