AFL–CIO

  1. SAG-AFTRA, Advertising Industry Postpone Commercials Negotiations

    July 23, 2012 10:51 AM EDT SAG-AFTRA and the advertising industry have agreed to postpone their previously-scheduled early negotiations of the union's commercials agreement, the union announced Saturday. The existing agreement remains in place through March 31, 2013. T ...

  2. AFTRA Sound Recording Agreement With Major Labels Ratified

    January 31, 2012 1:31 PM EST AFTRA singers and other members have ratified the union's sound recording agreement with the major labels, the union announced Monday. The move, by a vote of almost 99 percent in favor, was expected. The agreement, which was reached Dec. 15, ...

  3. Alan Willaert Appointed Executive Director of Canadian Federation of Musicians

    December 29, 2011 10:30 AM EST Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) has appointed a new executive director, Alan Willaert, who will be responsible for direct copyright right compliance matters, lobbying efforts and collective bargaining. He will also oversee governance matter ...

  4. Canadian Federation of Musicians Announces Strategic Alliance With ACTRA

    November 03, 2011 9:05 AM EDT Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) and Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) have worked together for many years in a various capacities on behalf of its membership and have just entered into a formal strategic alli ...

  5. American Federation of Musicians Supports AFTRA In Negotiations With Record Labels

    October 04, 2011 7:02 AM EDT The American Federation of Musicians has come out in support of AFTRA in the latter's rocky negotiations with the record labels. "The AFM supports our AFTRA brothers and sisters in their effort to reach a fair agreement with the sound re ...

  6. AFTRA 'Very Frustrated' With Record Labels as Union Inches Toward Strike Vote (Exclusive)

    October 03, 2011 8:31 AM EDT On the heels of an AFTRA press release issued Saturday, a source close to the union told The Hollywood Reporter that the labor organization is "very frustrated" with the pace of negotiations with the major record labels and for that reas ...

  7. Broadway Musicians' Union Fighting Against Recorded Music in 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert'

    May 17, 2011 8:09 AM EDT The fur - and feather boas - are flying in New York, where the Broadway musicians' union is waging what the New York Times in a story Sunday calls "an unusually aggressive, political-style campaign" against the producers of the musi ...

  8. PPL Signs With AFM/AFTRA Fund

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. neighboring rights organization PPL has announced a new agreement with the AFM/AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund in the U.S. It is the first time PPL has worked with the AFM/AFTRA Fund. The Fund comes from SoundExchange-adm ...

  9. Business Matters: RealNetworks, Thumbplay, Rock Band And More

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- RealNetworks has dropped its appeal and reached a settlement with movie studios over the copyright protection issues in its RealDVD technology. Real will pay $4.5 million for the studios’ fees and litigation expenses and also agrees to cease di ...

  10. AFTRA To Honor Sam Moore, Juanes

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) will honor Sam Moore and Juanes at a dinner gala at New York’s Plaza Hotel Feb. 22. The union of recording artists and broadcast journalists will honor soul legend Moore, of Sam & ...

  11. WGA Grants Interim Deal to Grammys

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST The show must go on — and now it officially will. In a move that was widely expected after saying last week they would not picket the Grammy ceremony, the Writer's Guild of America has agreed to an interim agreement with the producers of the ...

  12. WGA Won't Picket Grammys

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Writer's Guild of America won't picket the Grammy Awards next month, according to a guild spokesman, but the status of the Recording Academy's application to the WGA for an interim agreement for their two members who work on the ...

  13. Grammy Producers Seek Interim Agreement With WGA

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST The producers of the Grammy Awards today (Jan. 15) requested an interim agreement from the Writer's Guild of America (WGA) to proceed with the televised awards presentation on Feb. 10. The move comes after a day of speculation as to whether t ...

  14. SAG, AFTRA Agree On Contract Extension

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Directors of Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists have approved a two-year extension to the commercials contracts with the advertising industry by an almost 95% Directors of Screen Actors Guild and American F ...

  15. WGA, SAG Want Say And Pay For Product Plugs

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Writers' Guild of America and the Screen Actors' Guild on Nov. 14 went public with their demands that networks and producers give writers and actors a creative say and financial compensation for w LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  16. WGA East, West Reach Settlement

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Writers' Guild of America East and WGA West have resolved decades of rifts and jurisdictional squabbles, including a recent dues dispute, as their new presidents make good on promises to focus on more LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- W ...

  17. SAG Nat'l Board Acts Against CEO Hessinger

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Screen Actors' Guild national board fired union CEO Greg Hessinger on Oct. 23, along with three executives he recently hired, in a sweeping rebuke of the appointed leadership. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Screen Actors' Guild nati ...

  18. WGAW Names Young New Exec. Dir.

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Writers' Guild of America West's new board has wasted no time in firing executive director John McLean and replacing him with one of its allies, organizing director David Young, it was announced Sept. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Writers& ...

  19. Reluctant Actors OK Game Deal

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood's actors tentatively agreed June 8 to accept a new videogame contract after failing to get enough member support for a strike over residuals. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Hollywood's actors tentatively agreed June 8 ...

  20. SAG's Pisano Leaves Post; Hessinger In

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Screen Actors Guild selected a new leader by accepting the resignation of national executive director/CEO Bob Pisano and voting to replace him with his counterpart at the American Federation of Te LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Sc ...

  21. Actors OK 'Good Deal' From SAG

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hollywood actors overwhelmingly approved their new contract Feb. 28, ending the threat that the industry would be thrown into turmoil by forcing negotiators to return to the bargaining table with a de LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Hollyw ...

  22. SAG Snags AFTRA Chief Hessinger

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST No replacement named. The Screen Actors Guild has elected Greg Hessinger, the head of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as its new national executive director/CEO. No replacement has been named at AFTRA, but veteran official ...

  23. SAG Snags AFTRA Chief Hessinger

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Screen Actors Guild has elected Greg Hessinger, the head of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as its new national executive director/CEO. The Screen Actors Guild has elected Greg Hessinger, the head of the American Feder ...

  24. Dealmaking

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: CCE, PBS team for live shows; Ubisoft, Sony animation developing games; Warner unit links with Destroy; SAG/AFTRA OK contracts This Week's Stories: CCE, PBS Team For Live Shows By Carla Hay NEW YORK -- Clear Channel ...

  25. WGA Members OK New Contract

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Members of the Writers Guild of America have approved their new industry contract by a wide margin, endorsing a strategy that emphasized the health plan over the likely strike issue of DVD residuals, LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Members ...

  26. AFTRA, Producers Reach Tentative Contract

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers reached a tentative deal on a new three-year Network Code contract late Oct. 29 afte (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The American Feder ...

  27. WGA, Hollywood Make A Deal

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Writers Guild of America said Oct. 13 that it has reached a new three-year contract with Hollywood's major studios and networks. The $58 million package boosts health-care contributions, minimums (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Writers Gu ...

  28. Vote For Change Tickets Moving Fast

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Organizers expect to sell out by Labor Day. Organizers expect to sell out by Labor Day. News ...

  29. SAG, Aussie Union Eye Trade Pact

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Screen Actors Guild of America and its Australian counterpart are stepping up their opposition to a proposed U.S-Australia Free Trade Agreement because it may contain language that would allow pro LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--The Screen A ...

  30. The NEW AFTRA Code Broken Down in Plain English

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The battle between record companies and its artists is a tired cliche. But with the advent of new income streams for copyright holders and artists such as Web casting royalties, mobile music, and musi The battle between record companies and its ar ...

  31. Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Calif. Music/Tech Convocation Set For Feb. 25 EU Set To Confirm New Piracy Rules Clear Channel Commun Names Levin Legal Chief King Purtich Na ...