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|Full name||Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists|
|Founded||March 30, 2012 (as SAG-AFTRA)
September 17, 1952 (as AFTRA)
July 12, 1933 (as SAG)
|Affiliation||AAAA (AFL-CIO), IFJ, FIA|
Ken Howard, President
|Office location||Los Angeles, California
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) is an American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide. The organization was formed on March 30, 2012, following the merger of the Screen Actors Guild (created in 1933) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (created in 1952).
As of January 2013, Variety reported that the merger had proceeded with "few bumps", amid shows of good will on both sides. The stickiest remaining problem was reported to be the merger of the two pension funds, in part as a way of dealing with the issue of performers who paid into each plan, yet did not quite earn enough under either of the old plans to qualify for a pension.
- "SAG, AFTRA Members Approve Merger to Form SAG-AFTRA" (Press release). SAG-AFTRA. March 30, 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2013.
- McNary, Dave (January 25, 2013). "SAG, AFTRA merger makes for few bumps". Variety.
- Miller, Sean J. (May 21, 2012). "SAG-AFTRA Names Top Leadership". Backstage. Retrieved July 16, 2013.
- Verrier, Richard (March 31, 2012). "SAG, AFTRA members overwhelmingly approve merger". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 16, 2013.
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