American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

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American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

A labor union for American journalists, actors, and others who are broadcast on radio or television. It lobbies and negotiates contracts for better pay and working conditions; it also advocates for members in the event of a lawsuit. It was established in 1937 and is based in New York and Los Angeles. It is affiliated with the AFL-CIO.
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I told her that I wanted an AFTRA representative with me if we were going to discuss disciplining me and she had a fit.
RAM Technologies is very pleased that AFTRA H&R has selected HEALTHsuite as a key component of their health care administrative solution" said Christopher P.
An AFTRA spokeswoman said union leaders are "very confident about the merits of the deal".
AFTRA represents about 35 in the local KMOX unit, Dietrich said.
Connolly was first elected in 2001 as national president of AFTRA -- the 70,000-member union that represents actors, newscasters, announcers, singers, dancers, comedians and other professionals who work across the media and entertainment industries in television, radio, sound recordings, music videos, commercials and new media.
AFTRA President John Connolly called the overwhelming support for the contract extension ``a victory for the entire industry'' including both performers and advertisers.
As the union that represents, and advocates for, recording artists of all kinds, AFTRA is thrilled to have Mike in this important leadership role," said Kim Roberts Hedgpeth, National Executive Director of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO (AFTRA).
He worked for AFTRA, and they didn't make an effort in the contract negotiations, either him or (former SAG CEO) Bob Pisano.
LOS ANGELES, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists -- the nation's second largest performers' union, representing 70,000 members, including approximately 52,000 working actors-has reached a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) on a new three-year primetime television contract (Exhibit A of the AFTRA Network Television Code).
He had also supported the merger of SAG and AFTRA, which was opposed by the new board leadership.
Carpenter, General Counsel and National Director of Legislative Affairs for AFTRA, contacted Bolton as part of the International Federation of Journalists' global campaign to focus attention on the deadly dangers facing media staff.
Although Fairchild supported the proposed merger with AFTRA, it is not something she thinks needs to be attempted again anytime soon.