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AEA President Nick Wyman

AEA President Nick Wyman
photo credit: newhartphoto.com

Actors' Equity Association ("AEA" or "Equity"), founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and provides a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans, for its members. Actors' Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions.

1919 Strike
Frederick O'Neal  and Lyndon B. Johnson
Times Square 2000

Actors rally for the strike of 1919; two Presidents: former AEA President Frederick O'Neal and President Lyndon B. Johnson; and Times Square year 2000 celebration. For more Equity history visit the Equity Timeline by clicking here.



 

Equity publishes a booklet that describes its history, functions, and services.

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