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SAG National Board Unanimously Moves Toward Merger With AFTRA

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After at least two failed attempts, decades of discussion, recent year marked by acrimony and then reconciliation, the game is once again afoot, as Holmes would say: SAG and AFTRA are moving decisively closer to merger. The move today was SAG's, whose national board has now unanimously established a merger taskforce to work with AFTRA to develop "a formal plan to unite SAG and AFTRA members in one union," in the words of a SAG statement.

The goal is ambitious: to have a plan for approval by the two unions' national boards in January 2012. Details: The Hollywood Reporter.

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