Words of wisdom from the capital “B” Brilliant Ed Fry of (the former) AFTRA-NY:
We often hear of things spoken of in “historic” terms. This really is historic. It’s not hyperbole. SAG is gone. AFTRA is gone. We have a new union, SAG-AFTRA, built for our day. Congratulations to all of us for so fully choosing our future. No squeeker this. This was a full-throated YES. Better than 80% in both unions.
You can see the former members of AftraNOW on our old website with a slightly new banner (www.aftranow.com) You can get further information at www.Aftra.com orwww.SAG.org and notice that both sites are now SAG-AFTRA sites.
We have acted. We have changed our history and our future. Soon enough, we’ll begin the work of our new union. But, for now, a couple beers and some rest.
Congrats, one and all. What a day.