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July 2, 2003

Equity Statement re SAG-AFTRA Consolidation

By a narrow margin (2.2%), the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) failed to approve the proposed consolidation plan with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). AFTRA members approved Consolidation by more than 75%. The proposed Consolidation required the support of 60% of the membership from both unions for passage. Results are posted on both websites: sag.org and aftra.org.

Actor's Equity President Patrick Quinn and Executive Director Alan Eisenberg have issued the following statement:

"Although we are disappointed with the outcome of the consolidation referendum, we applaud the attempt by both SAG and AFTRA to bring this decades-old dream to fruition. Actors' Equity will continue to cooperate with our sister unions in every way possible to improve conditions for all of our members."

Patrick Quinn
President


Alan Eisenberg
Executive Director

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