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Date Release Topic Area Local
10/27/08 AFTRA Urges FCC to Hold Public Hearings on Changes to Wireless Technology Legislative National  
10/5/08 AFTRA National Board of Directors Approves Conditions that would Permit Joint Bargaining with SAG on Commercials Contracts National Board National  
10/2/08 AFTRA, SAG, and AEA Announce the I AM PWD Campaign EEO National  
9/17/08 AFTRA and SAG Support ACTRA Solidarity National  
9/11/08 AFTRA Members Applaud Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of IP Enforcement Bill Legislative National  
8/27/08 Performers’ Unions and Advertising Industry Agree to Extend Commercials Contracts for Six Months, through March 31, 2009 Commercials National  
8/7/08 AFTRA Members Applaud Gov. Paterson for Signing the ‘Broadcast Employees Freedom to Work’ Act Broadcast National  
7/8/08 AFTRA Members Ratify Primetime Television Contract Negotiations National  
6/19/08 Metro-Shadow Employees Vote For a Voice at Work With AFTRA Broadcast National  
6/18/08 AFTRA Primetime Television Contract Draws Support from AFL-CIO, DGA, IATSE, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Primetime TV National  
4/30/08 AFTRA Members Ratify Network Television Code Network Code National  
4/30/08 AFTRA and Non-Broadcast Producers Extend Contract Negotiations National  
4/24/08 Committee Appointed and Timeline Set to Explore Affected Member Voting Request Voting National  
4/2/08 AFTRA Sets April 28 to Start Primetime TV Talks Negotiations National  
3/30/08 AFTRA Suspends Joint Bargaining with SAG to Negotiate Primetime TV Contract on its Own National Board National  
3/19/08 AFTRA Ratifies Agreement with ABC, CBS on Network News Contract Broadcast National  
3/9/08 Tentative Agreement Reached on Network TV Code Negotiations National  
2/7/08 AFTRA Reaches Tentative Agreement with Record Labels on Sound Recordings Contract Sound Recordings National  
2/3/08 AFTRA Achieves Two Milestones at National Board Meeting: Receives Direct Charter From AFL-CIO and Affirms Joint Bargaining with SAG is Over National Board National  
1/28/08 AFTRA Honors Trio of Talented TV Greats Sam Donaldson, Susan Lucci, and Maureen McGovern with 2008 AFTRA Media and Entertainment Excellence Awards AMEES National  
1/17/08 AFTRA President Roberta Reardon Comments on DGA Agreement DGA National  
1/15/08 Statement Issued by the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) Regarding the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards by The Recording Academy GRAMMY Awards National  
1/15/08 AFTRA to Honor Talented TV Greats Sam Donaldson, Susan Lucci, and Maureen McGovern with 2008 AFTRA Media and Entertainment Excellence Awards AMEE Awards National  
1/13/08 AFTRA Prepares to Push Forward to Win Contracts for All Performers Negotiations National  
1/11/08 AFTRA Postpones Start of Network Code Negotiations Negotiations National  
12/18/07 AFTRA Supports Bipartisan ‘Performance Rights Act’ Sound Recordings National  
12/18/07 Information Unions Slam Newspaper-Broadcast Ownership Rule Media Consolidation National  
12/11/07 AFTRA, CWA Urge Full Review of Proposed Revisions to Newspaper-Broadcast Ownership Rule Media Consolidation National  
12/3/07 International News Safety Institute Comes to U.S. as Program of the AFTRA Foundation Broadcast National  
11/19/07 AFTRA LA Offers Solidarity with Striking Writers Solidarity Local Los Angeles
11/13/07 AFTRA Supports Members Headlining Senate Hearing on Public Performance Right for Radio Sound Recordings National  
10/31/07 Bob Edwards Urges ‘Public Interest, not Corporate Profitability’ as FCC Considers Media Ownership Rules Media Consolidation National  
10/25/07 AFTRA Members Call for Congress to Slow FCC Rewrite of Media Ownership Rules Media Consolidation National  
10/25/07 AFTRA and IATSE Conclude First Meeting of Joint Strategic Alliance Committee Strategic Alliances National  
10/22/07 Termination by SAG of Joint Bargaining Prompts AFTRA to Call for Guild to Rescind ‘Material Breach’ of Contract National Board National  
10/9/07 248 Performers Sign ‘Open Statement of Unity’ to be Published in Trade Publications Entertainment National  
9/25/07 Joan Halpern Weise Promoted to AFTRA Assistant National Executive Director Staff National  
9/7/07 AFTRA Members Begin to Develop Proposals for TV Network Code Negotiations TV Negotiations National  
8/24/07 AFTRA Investigates Abuse of Children on Reality Show Child Performers Local Los Angeles
8/16/07 AFTRA Members Celebrate 70 Years of Moving Forward Together on August 16 AFTRA National  
8/7/07 AFTRA Broadcasters Support Public Performance Right for Recording Artists Broadcast National  
7/25/07 AFTRA, IATSE Seek Closer Strategic Alliance Strategic Alliances National  
7/25/07 ‘Good News’ from AFTRA Retirement Fund as Improvements to Pension Plan Announced AFTRA H&R; National  
7/22/07 Delegates to AFTRA National Convention Elect Actor Roberta Reardon National President and Support Direct AFL-CIO Affiliation Convention National  
7/20/07 ‘Sesame Street,’ ‘American Idol,’ and ‘Passions’ among Productions Receiving American Scene Award® Honors at AFTRA Convention American Scene Awards/EEO National  
7/19/07 AFTRA Board Selects Los Angeles Actor Matt Kimbrough as Trustee for AFTRA Health and Retirement Funds National Board National  
7/13/07 AFTRA-Backed Bill Barring 'Noncompete' Provisions for Broadcasters Signed by Connecticut Governor Broadcast Local Boston
6/27/07 'Oprah & Friends' and AFTRA Enter into New Contract Entertainment Local Chicago
6/19/07 AFTRA, DGA, SAG, WGAE, and WGAW Unite in Support of Employee Free Choice Act, Urge Senate to Pass Labor Reform Legislation Legislative/Public Policy National  
6/15/07 AFTRA Supports Fair Compensation for Recording Artists Sound Recordings National  
5/31/07 Performers' Unions and Advertising Industry Select Booz Allen Hamilton to Conduct Study on Commercials Compensation Models Commercials National
5/30/07 AFTRA New York Members Elect Local Officers and Local and National Board Members Leadership Local New York
5/22/07 AFTRA Recording Artists Endorse Offer to Extend Subsidized Performance Rates for Small Webcasters Sound Recordings National  
5/22/07 Ron Morgan Reelected AFTRA LA President Leadership Local Los Angeles
5/17/07 AFTRA Helps Build New Advocacy Group to Strengthen Copyright System Copyright National  
5/10/07 'KOMO 3' Get Hearing before Labor Board through Quick Action by AFTRA Broadcast Local Seattle
5/8/07 AFTRA Responds to Violence against Media Workers at May Day Event Broadcast Local Los Angeles
4/30/07 AFTRA National Board Extends Network Television Code to January 31 National Board National  
4/28/07 Roberta Reardon Selected to Lead AFTRA as National President Leadership National  
4/16/07 AFTRA Names New Media Work Group to Ensure Union Standards for Jobs in New Media Platforms New Media National  
4/16/07 AFTRA Applauds Decision Upholding Royalty Rates for Recording Artists Sound Recordings National  
4/9/07 Celebrity Panelists Kick Off New York Meeting of AFTRA National LGBT and Allies Committee EEO/Diversity National  
4/5/07 AFTRA LA Announces Candidates for 2007 Elections Elections Local Los Angeles
3/23/07 Voiceover Celebrity and AFTRA Member Don LaFontaine to Appear at VOICE 2007 Convention in Las Vegas Voiceover National  
3/20/07 AFTRA Members Move Forward with First Meeting of National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allies Committee EEO/Diversity National  
3/9/07 AFTRA and Retirement Living Agree to Contract that Covers All Professional Performers on the New Cable Network Basic Cable National  
3/6/07 Payola Consent Decree Will Be A Victory for AFTRA Members Sound Recordings National  
2/26/07 AFTRA Signs on for Voice 2007 Voiceovers National  
2/6/07 John Connolly Will Step Down as AFTRA National President to Direct Actors’ Equity Leadership National  
1/1/07 AFTRA National Director Ray Bradford to Preside over LA County Media Image Coalition EEO/Diversity National  
1/4/07 New Year Brings New First Contract for AFTRA Members at Top-Rated Chicago Radio Stations Broadcast Local  
12/11/06 Nashville Singer-Songwriters Detail Harm from Media Consolidation Media Consolidation/FCC National  
12/1/06 AFTRA Joins Writers, Filmmakers, Performers, and Free Speech Groups in Urging Federal Court to Reject FCC Censorship Broadcast National  
11/17/06 100th Anniversary of Birth of AFTRA Founder Celebrated in Podcast from AFTRA President AFTRA National  
11/15/06 Layoff of Three WNBC Reporters Condemned by AFTRA Members Broadcast Local New York
11/03/06 Latin Grammy Awards Praised for Producing Television Program Under AFTRA Agreement Entertainment National  
11/1/06 AFTRA Roster of Key Senior Executives Now Complete with Appointment of News and Broadcast National Director Broadcast National  
10/23/06 AFTRA Opposes Relaxation of Media Ownership Rules in Public Comments to the FCC Media Consolidation/FCC National  
10/18/06 AFTRA Members to Speak Out at Oct. 19 FCC Media Ownership Town Hall Meeting Media Consolidation/FCC Local New York
10/12/06 José Feliciano and Robert David Hall to Receive AFTRA Disability Awareness Awards EEO/Diversity National  
9/29/06 AFTRA National President John Connolly to Join Panel Discussion at FCC Hearing in Los Angeles Media Consolidation/FCC Local Los Angeles
9/28/06 Media Ownership Hearing Sparks Mobilization of AFTRA Members Media Consolidation/FCC National  
9/26/06 AFTRA and SAG Members Overwhelmingly Ratify Two-Year Extension of Commercials Contract Commercials National  
9/12/06 AFTRA Unveils Online Service For Members To Post Talent Reels Broadcast National  
9/7/06 AFTRA Joins Music Community Leaders at Policy Summit Sound Recordings National   
8/31/06 AFTRA President Speaks Out Against Consolidation of Media Ownwership Media Consolidation National  
8/7/06 Addition of Four New Executives Set to Expand AFTRA Services and Outreach Staff National  
8/4/06 Performers’ Unions and Advertising Industry Tentatively Agree on Two-Year Extension of Commercials Contracts. Joint Study to be Conducted Over Next Two Years. Commercials National  
7/29/06 Success and Progress for AFTRA Members Highlight Annual Board Plenary Meeting on July 28-29 in New York City National Board National  
7/21/06 AFTRA Members Support Freedom of Writers on ‘America’s Next Top Model’ to Form a Union Entertainment National  
6/27/06 AFTRA Members Show Videogame Talents at Hollywood and Games Summit Interactive Media National  
6/21/06 AFTRA Members Disappointed with FCC Decision on Media Ownership Rules Broadcast National  
6/18/06 FCC Re-write of Media Ownership Rules Prompts Call by AFTRA Members for Public Scrutiny Broadcast National  
6/15/06 North American Journalists and Media Workers Join Global Campaign to 'Stop the Killings of Journalists in Iraq.' Broadcast National  
6/8/06 Attack on AFTRA Member Prompts Call to Police Chief for Safety of Los Angeles Newspeople Broadcast Local LA
6/7/06 AFTRA Members Help Derail Bill to Impose Indecency Fines on Individual Americans Broadcast/ Entertainment National  
5/19/06 Voice of AFTRA Members Heard as Indecency Bill Passes Senate Broadcast/
5/17/06 Unions, Advertising Industry Jointly Issue RFP for Study Of Alternate Methods of Talent Compensation. Nine Consultants from Industry, Academia Invited to Respond. Commercials National  
5/1/06 Actions to Raise Standards Highlight AFTRA Board Meeting. One-Year Extension to AFTRA Sound Recordings Code Approved by Board. National Board National  
4/25/06 Sound Recording Artists Applaud Bi-Partisan Effort by Senators to Protect Rights Recording Artists National  
4/12/06 Unions, Advertising Industry Hold Productive Meeting Commercials National  
4/6/06 Unions, Advertising Industry to Meet on April 8. Parties Agree to Consider a Joint Study on Alternate Compensation Models for Commercials Commercials National  
2/22/06 AFTRA National Department of Equal Employment Opportunities Moves to Los Angeles EEO National  
1/24/06 AFTRA Announces New National Director of Communications Communications National  
1/23/06 AFTRA and TNG-CWA Issue Statement on IFJ Report and Urge International Government Action to Investigate Death Toll of Media Workers Broadcast National  
1/4/06 AFTRA Introduces National President's Message Podcast on Website Website National  
11/29/05 AFTRA Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee Broadcast/
Recording Artists
11/18/05 AFTRA Applauds Introduction of New Payola Bill Recording Artists National  
11/3/05 AFTRA National Board Affirms Commitment to Organizing the 21st Century National National  
10/12/05 AFTRA American Scene Awards® to Honor St. Louis Producers for Comittment to Diversity Diversity 
10/12/05 Joint Statement by AFTRA, DGA, SAG, WGAE, WGAw on the Announcement of the Apple Video iPod New Technology National  
10/10/05 Historic Latin GRAMMY Awards in Spanish Language to Premiere on Univision Under Industry-Standard Contract. Telemundo Remains Uncompromising Spanish Language National  
10/3/05 AFTRA's Statement on the Release from Prison of
New York Times Journalist Judith Miller
Federal Shield Laws National  
9/30/05 AFTRA Warns Performers of Potential Membership Scam Scam Alert National  
9/7/05 AFTRA President Addresses Locked Out Workers at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Labor Dispute National  
9/7/05 AFTRA Takes Key Role in First-Ever "Recording Artists Day" on Capitol Hill Recording Artists  National  
8/22/05 AFTRA Enhances Website with "Members Only" Online Services Member Services National  
8/11/05 Spanish-Language Media Workers Seek Union Representation at Miami's America TeVe Channel 41 Spanish Language National  

Trabajadores de los Medios de Difusión en Español Buscan la Representación del Sindicato en el Canal 41 de Miami América TeVe

Spanish Language Nacional  
7/17/05 John P. Connolly Re-elected by AFTRA Convention; Passes Two Resolutions in Support of Journalists' Rights   National  
7/15/05 FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Address the AFTRA Convention in Los Angeles


7/13/05 AFTRA Prepares for 60th National Convention in Los Angeles   National  
7/13/05 AFTRA and TNG-CWA Renew Call for Federal Investigation into Journalists’ Deaths in Iraq   National  
7/12/05 Telemundo Refuses to Negotiate with AFTRA and Launches Anti-Union Campaign  Spanish Language National  
7/12/05 Telemundo Repudia la Promesa de Negociar con AFTRA un Contrato para los Artistas que Trabajan en Español Spanish Language Nacional  
7/12/05 AFTRA’s American Scene Awards Honor Legendary Bill Bell, Sr.   National  
7/11/05  Urgent Petition for Working Journalists Broadcast/News Gathering National  
6/27/05 AFTRA Renews Call for Passage of "Free Flow of Information Act" Broadcast/News Gathering National  
6/27/05 Creative Community Praises Supreme Court Decision in Grokster Case Internet Piracy National  
6/21/05 AFTRA Ratifies New Contract with Video Game Producers Interactive Media Negotiations National  
6/8/05 Unions and Video Game Companies Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contracts Interactive Media Negotiations National  
5/16/05 AEA, AFTRA and SAG Announce Unprecedented Health Care Survey for Members Nationwide Health Care National  
5/13/05 Talks on Interactive Agreements Break Off. Video Game Producers Fail to Address SAG, AFTRA Demands for Profit-Sharing, Rejecting Even Modest Union Proposals Interactive Media Negotiations National  
5/1/05 AFTRA National Board of Directors Meets in Videoconference Plenary National Board National  
4/30/05 AFTRA Names Kim Roberts Hedgpeth National Executive Director Union Leadership National  
4/28/05 AFTRA and TNG-CWA Speak Out Against Government-Sponsored "Video News Releases" Presented as Independent News; Full Disclosure and Senate Hearings Encouraged Video News Releases National  
4/27/05 AFTRA Speaks Out at GE Shareholders' Meeting; Demand Industry Standard Contract for Spanish-Language Performers and Broadcasters at NBC's Telemundo Spanish-Language National  
4/22/05 AFTRA, SAG and Non-Broadcast Producers Reach Tentative Agreement on Successor Pacts; Deal Provides for Staggered Rate and Benefit Increases Non-Broadcast Negotiations National  
4/15/04 AFTRA Celebrates the "American Scene"; Call for Entries for Productions that Depict True Diversity EEO National  
4/15/05 Interactive Media Agreements Extended to May 13 Interactive Negotiations National  
4/8/05 Media Unions Join Worldwide Call of Journalists for Investigation into Media Staff Deaths in Iraq Broadcast Safety Int'l  
3/7/05 AFTRA Supports Mexican Performers in their Struggle over "Los Simpsons" Spanish Language Int'l   
3/6/05 National Executive Director Greg Hessinger Departs AFTRA   National  
2/28/05 SAG and AFTRA Members Overwhelmingly Ratify New TV/Film Agreement TV/Theatrical Negotiations National  
1/29/05 SAG, AFTRA Joint Board Recommends TV/Theatrical Deal; Membership Referendum Process to Begin on February 7 TV/Theatrical Negotiations National  
1/27/05 SAG, AFTRA Presidents Endorse Inclusion of Opposition Views in Referendum Materials on TV/Theatrical Deal TV/Theatrical Negotiations National  
1/26/05 Internet Piracy Hurts Individual Creators, Not Just "Industries," say the Entertainment Unions Internet Piracy National  
1/20/05 Actors Secure $200 Million TV/Theatrical Contract

TV/Theatrical Negotiations

1/9/05 Negotiations Recess on New TV/Theatrical Contract TV/Theatrical Negotiations National  
Jan 05 AFTRA Supports Tsunami Relief Efforts   Int'l  
AFTRA Members Overwhelmingly Ratify Network Code with a 96% "YES" Vote Net Code Negotiations National
12/16/04 SAG, AFTRA, AMPTP to Reconvene in Early January TV/Theatrical Negotiations National  
AFTRA and SAG to Commence Negotiations with AMPTP on December 6 for a New Three-Year TV/Theatrical Contract TV/Theatrical Negotiations National  
AFTRA National Board Supports the Rights of Journalists in News Gathering Broadcast/News Gathering National
AFTRA National Board Meets in Plenary; Ratifies Net Code Agreement that Includes Significant Gains in Health & Retirement Contributions Net Code Negotiations; Board Resolutions National  
AFTRA and Television Networks and Producers Reach Tentative Agreement Net Code Negotiations National
Statement on Los Angeles City Council Committee Business Tax Vote Tax Reform
AFTRA National Executive Director Greg Hessinger Testifies Before Congressional Hispanic Caucus. AFTRA Urges Industry to Apply Industry Standards to Spanish Lanugage Actors and Broadcast Journalists, and Requests Renewed Commitment to FCC Diversity Rules Spanish Language/FCC
Frank Maxwell, Veteran Film, TV and Broadway Actor, Longtime Leader of AFTRA, Dead at Age 87  
AFTRA National President John Connolly Testifies Before FCC Localism Task Force Citing Localism, Competition and Diversity as Essential Policy Goals and Demands FCC Gather Further Public Input on Media Consolidation
FCC/Media Ownership
7/20/04 Media Unions, Members of Congress, Call on FCC Chairman Powell to Hold Full Public Hearings on Media Ownership; Poll of Media Professionals Cites Declining Quality of News Coverage, Less Diversity of Opinion as a Result of Industry Consolidation FCC/Media Ownership National  
Nation's Largest Health Coalition Calls for Sweeping Changes in Health Care System Health Care
7/20/04 AFTRA Statement of Support for the NCHC Specifications for Health Care Reform Health Care National  
Governor Signs California Bill Setting Out Recording Artists' Right to Audit Record Labels Legislative/
Recording Artists
7/10/04 AFTRA Board Takes Action on Nielsen Ratings Controversy - Joins National Don't Count Us Out Coalition Public Policy National  
AFTRA Board Takes Action on First Amendment Rights - the Freedom to Report Public Policy
AFTRA Board Approves Sweeping Overhaul of Union's Structure AFTRA
AFTRA Honors Legendary Broadcasters Bob Edwards, Willard Scott with Second Annual "AMEE" Awards AMEE Awards
Meredith's WFSB-TV Channel 3 Charged with Unlawful Interference, Discrimination and Refusal to Bargain Broadcast
7/2/04 NLRB Rules Professional Broadcasters at WGCI-FM and WGRB-AM Chicago Must be Included in One Bargaining Unit Broadcast Local  Chicago
Unions Applaud Appeals Court Decision Protecting Media Democracy, Diversity Legislative/Public Policy National
No Fines On Individual Performers Contained in Broadcast Indecency Legislation Passed by the Senate; Media Consolidation Amendment Survives Legislative/Public Policy National
Seattle Statement on Radio Spells Out Public-Interest Vision for Reform Legislative/Public Policy National
6/11/04 Agreement is Reached in California on Historic Bill [SB 1034] Setting Out Recording Artists' Right to Audit Record Labels Legislative/Public
 AFTRA Pushes for Groundbreaking Bill [SB 1034] in California as First Step in Addressing Widespread Problems with Recording Industry Accounting Practices Legislative/Public Policy Calif
AFTRA Awards Media Literacy Grant to Girls Inc.   National
5/5/04 AFTRA Releases Statement Re: WGA Talks Unions National  
5/4/04       AFTRA Applauds New York State Attorney General in Achieving Settlement that Returns Millions in Unpaid Royalties Legislative/Public Policy National  
 AEA, AFTRA and SAG present A Celebration of Diversity in Los Angeles on May 10      


AFTRA asks Senate to Reject Provisions of Senate bill (SB 2056) that would Fine Individual Performers and Announcers for Violations of Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act Legislative/Public Policy


AFTRA and SAG Members Overwhelmingly Ratify One-Year Extension


AFTRA Speaks for Its Members on Indecency Issue Legislative/Public Policy National  


Joint SAG-AFTRA National Board Endorses One-Year Extension Agreement   National


AFL-CIO Releases Cornell Study Focusing on Clear Channel - Downside Impact of Media Concentration FCC/Media Ownership National


SAG and AFTRA Joint Board of Directors Unanimously Approves Proposals for Theatrical/Television/Exhibit A Contract Negotiations Television

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