SAG-AFTRA will maintain its biennial conference this weekend, the place delegates will assist map out the union’s priorities for the approaching years.
The digital conference begins Saturday with the election of the union’s second-ranking officer – govt vp – and 7 different vice presidents representing SAG-AFTRA’s varied areas, locals and job classes.
On the opening day, delegates from the union’s 25 locals additionally will hear from AFL-CIO president Liz Shuler and vote on amendments to the SAG-AFTRA Structure and a slew of resolutions. Later that night, the union will current its George Heller Memorial Award to members or employees who’ve offered distinctive service to the union all through the years.
On Sunday, nationwide govt director Duncan Crabtree-Eire will give a report on the state of the union, and extra resolutions can be thought of. Within the night, at a particular ceremony hosted by SAG-AFTRA members Yvette Nicole Brown and Ken Jeong, the union will current its American Scene Awards honoring employers and producers whose work replicate the nation’s range.
The conference wraps up Monday with studies from president Fran Drescher; secretary-treasurer Joely Fisher; and the newly elected govt vp, who will succeed Rebecca Damon within the publish. By that point, the trade will know whether or not IATSE has launched a nationwide strike in opposition to movie and tv productions. SAG-AFTRA leaders are backing IATSE and have referred to as on Hollywood’s employers to listen to the complaints of their employees and undertake “a extra acutely aware capitalism.”
The SAG-AFTRA nationwide board will meet on Tuesday.