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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Connolly is a SAG member and first national vice president of AFTRA, as well as co-chair of the actors' negotiating committee in the upcoming talks.
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 National Executive Director Kim Roberts Hedgpeth praised Connolly's efforts Tuesday.
The unions' members finally voted on a merger in March, with over 80 percent of both SAG and AFTRA members in favor of it.
AFTRA President John Connolly called the overwhelming support for the contract extension ``a victory for the entire industry'' including both performers and advertisers.
On 7/4, the parties reached a deal on a 2014 Producers-SAG-AFTRA Codified Basic Agreement and an industry-wide 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement as the successor agreement to Screen Actors Guild Television Agreement, Exhibit A of the AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting, the CW Supplement and the basic cable agreements, noted Backstage.
AFTRA National Assistant Executive Director Mathis Dunn, the union's chief negotiator for the commercials contract, reflected Wednesday that ``in their initial day, radio and television were new technologies.
AFTRA members work as actors, broadcast journalists, dancers, singers, announcers, hosts, comedians and disc jockeys in all aspects of the media industries including television and radio, sound recordings, commercials, industrial non-broadcast, interactive games and the Internet.
22 ratification--came two years and three months after members of SAG and AFTRA had voted to merge into one union amid promises the new entity would have more bargaining clout, an assertion derided by those who contended SAG would lose its unique character as an actors-only guild.
He worked for AFTRA, and they didn't make an effort in the contract negotiations, either him or (former SAG CEO) Bob Pisano.
As the National Chairman of the Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA and Equity Performers with Disabilities Committee, and as a working actor with a disability (Hall walks on two prosthetic legs with the assistance of an arm crutch), he knows how difficult it can be to be seen as an actor for a role and not just as a character who shares the same disability.