Good morning. Very good morning indeed. Last night, after the contentious campaign, #sagaftramember ratified the contract by 76%. Those who listened to us and chose to #voteyes, thank you.
Now my focus turned to the upcoming @sagaftra officers, board members and delegates elections. If you are a paid up member, you should've received 2 envelopes - one for national, one for local. Deadline is 8/24 but you should mail both of them in by no later than 8/21 in order for your votes to be counted.
I'm endorsing the re-election of @gabriellecarteris for #sagaftra national president, @jasonwinstongeorge for Secretary/Treasurer, #mikehodge for NY local president, #clydekusatsu for LA local president and everyone from #uniteforstrength (LA)/#usanleadership (NY) for all board members and delegates.
For the sake of space, I'll talk particularly about Gabrielle here. After Ken Howard's passing, she was unanimously approved by national board to serve the remainder of his term and since then, in my opinion, she has been a very effective president for #sagaftra. She shows up - I've seen her flying into NY for 12 hours to tend to union business and flying back to LA to go back to Code Black set. She fought imdb and got Governor Brown on the phone, explaining how posting our age hurts our members, especially women. She worked hard to unionize Telemundo and got that done. She has been on the front line for the Interactive strike, fighting for residuals, transparency and safety. That's dedication and leadership. Leadership shouldn't just mean talking a good game. There has to be a game plan. She has a game plan and she gets that done.
Speaking of that,for the past few negotiations,negotiating committees mostly dominated by U4S/ USAN always closed the deal.Every time.That's important. For the union this big, we need closers.They also believe in leaving the channel of communication open not just every 3 yrs. With various outreach through many committees, we'll continue to find ways to create more jobs for union members and eradicate nonunion jobs. That's what they believe in and that's why I'm voting for this team and hope you'll join me. #actorslife #actorsunited #workingactor