SAG-AFTRA is a U.S. labor union representing, as of July 2018, 160,000 on-screen performers (including actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, hosts, stunt performers, voice-over artists, and many more) across film and television in negotiations with the bargaining representatives for movie studios and television producers, the Association for Motion Picture and Television Producers. The name, SAG-AFTRA, is a combination of two performers unions, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), which merged in 2012 to strengthen their bargaining position against the growing concentration of media ownership. This entry discusses the origins of the union, its membership, its contract negotiation process, and episodes when the union has gone on strike.



SAG officially formed in 1934 after Actors Equity Association (AEA) ...

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