AFTRA Board Approves Mission Statement, Committee On Merger With SAG
May 16, 2011 at 4:12 AM (PT)
Following suit from the SCREEN ACTORS GUILD board's approval of merger talks (NET NEWS 5/3), the AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TELEVISION AND RADIO ARTISTS' board approved a mission statement SATURDAY that establishes its own committee to work with SAG to develop a merger plan that would unite the organizations. AFTRA's national board "overwhelmingly" approved the new committee and mission statement for the new union, according to an AFTRA release.
Union Pres. ROBERTA REARDON said, "(E)ntertainment and news media professionals are stronger standing together and, overwhelmingly, AFTRA members want one new union. I look forward to moving this process forward into the next stage where we will now work with our sisters and brothers at SCREEN ACTORS GUILD to build a new union for a new world."