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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"Across the board, the networks have done a better job," says Ray Bradford, national director of equal employment opportunities at the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).
The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) says that the nine on-air reporters and anchors at WSNS-TV/Channel 44 (a Telemundo affiliate) earn a median salary of $54,000, while those with similar jobs at WMAQ-TV/Channel 5 (an NBC affiliate) are guaranteed a starting salary of at least $78,000.
The American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) hail the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP) decision setting the payment terms that will govern webcasters when they use music on radio-style Internet programs.
The dispute could result in a walkout by Hollywood's biggest names, who are all members of the Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) or the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).
Burton is a member of the Actors Equity Association, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the Screen Actors Guild.
SAG and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, representing about 135,000 actors, authorised the walk-out last month.
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