SAG members challenge leadership

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With contract talks between the Screen Actors Guild and the major studios at a standstill, a coalition of actors is mounting an election challenge to a group that swept SAG President Alan Rosenberg into office ... Full Story
New Resident

Maywood, CA

#1 Jul 24, 2008
I think Rosenberg should be commenced for standing up to greedy studios!
one who knowz

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#2 Jul 24, 2008
New Resident wrote:
I think Rosenberg should be commenced for standing up to greedy studios!
Why doesn't he do what's best for his guild and let the members vote? Because he thinks he's bigger than the industry.

You know the truth. Rosenberg wants to make a statement and prove he's got more power than the DGA, WGA & AFTRA and he thinks he should get a better deal as well. He also knows the economy is getting worse by the minute and a second strike this year will not get the support of his members.

You think the studios are greedy? They are a big business. The studios need to make big money to keep all of the IATSE locals and all of the guilds working.

Talk about greedy, What about an actor making $15 million and up a movie? They are just as greedy aren't they. Your argument saying the studios are greedy is funny! Keep living in your own world my friend.
really

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#3 Jul 24, 2008
Rosenberg should call for a membership vote. It's not just up to him and frankly if the unions were more serious about the issues than they are about which union is the toughest then everyone, SAG, AFTRA ,IATSE, DGA, they all should have walked with the writers. That would be a real negotiating block. But no, each union's leadership is more concerned about them and theirs rather than ours. SAG leadership will throw everyone else under the train if they think it will get them a better deal.
Brian

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#4 Jul 26, 2008
really wrote:
Rosenberg should call for a membership vote. It's not just up to him and frankly if the unions were more serious about the issues than they are about which union is the toughest then everyone, SAG, AFTRA ,IATSE, DGA, they all should have walked with the writers. That would be a real negotiating block. But no, each union's leadership is more concerned about them and theirs rather than ours. SAG leadership will throw everyone else under the train if they think it will get them a better deal.
I'm an IATSE member and we all know well that SAG, AFTRA, or DGA would never back a IATSE negotiation or strike. I know it's not realistic because we couldn't even get enough support from the other IATSE locals last contract.
really

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#5 Jul 26, 2008
Brian wrote:
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I'm an IATSE member and we all know well that SAG, AFTRA, or DGA would never back a IATSE negotiation or strike. I know it's not realistic because we couldn't even get enough support from the other IATSE locals last contract.
You're darn right they wouldn't back IATSE, because the actors' and directors' union leaders think the production staff are the little people.

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