Actors unions move closer to reaching merger agreement

Hollywood's actors unions are on track to complete a merger agreement by the end of next month, Screen Actors Guild President Ken Howard said.

Emerging from a two-day meeting with representatives of SAG and its smaller sister union, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Howard said Tuesday that the labor groups have made considerable progress and expected to meet a Jan. 22 deadline for completing a merger agreement, a proposed constitution and a dues plan for a joint union.

The plan would then be subject to a ratification vote by members of each organization.

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-- Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times

Photo: Screen Actors Guild President Ken Howard. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

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