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Oregon governor enters fracas over closing of SAG-AFTRA office
Oregon governor enters fracas over closing of SAG-AFTRA office

A squabble within SAG-AFTRA over closing the union's Oregon branch has reached all the way to governor's office. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has taken the surprising step of wading into the union's controversial decision to shut its Oregon office, among 13 SAG-AFTRA locals that are closing nationwide. SAG-AFTRA maintains that the closing is necessary to create more efficiencies within the sprawling labor organization, which formed last year from the merger of the two performers' unions. But in a sharply worded letter to SAG-AFTRA Executive Director David White, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber challenged the union's decision. The Oregon office in Portland is scheduled...

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