Vote Unite for Strength

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UFS understands that real leadership means listening, understanding, planning and ultimately delivering results.

Endorsements

  • Bryan Cranston“Ken Howard has been a stalwart in making SAG-AFTRA a reality.
    His compassion for our union’s causes continues to impress me.
    It is evident in every decision he makes.”

    Bryan Cranston

  • Octavia Spencer

    “Ken Howard and Unite for Strength have consistently been about one thing:
    building strength to protect the future of all SAG-AFTRA members.
    They have done just that and will continue doing so. Join me and vote for
    Ken Howard, Jenny O’Hara and UFS.”

    Octavia Spencer

  • Ron-Pearlman
    “Ken Howard helped restore stability at SAG and was crucial in the merger of SAG-AFTRA.
    Along with UFS, his leadership restored our union’s prestige within our industry
    and strategically maximized our leverage at the bargaining table.”

    Ron Perlman

  • RitaMoreno

    “I support Ken Howard, Jenny O’Hara and UFS because they are smart,
    proven leaders whom you can trust to get the job done.”

    Rita Moreno

  • Jason George“Decades of fear and vitriol kept the unions apart until Unite for Strength
    finally led the path to a successful merger. Now it’s UFS leaders
    who get the hard work done and deliver unprecedented gains.”

    Jason George

Why Vote Unite for Strength

01.

Faster Residuals

You wanted faster residuals processing, and under UFS leadership it now takes on average less than 30 days. We will continue to work to improve member services and communications with you.

02.

Higher Rates

We led in negotiating a New TV/Theatrical contract worth over $200 million with 100% initial TV pay rates for high budget New Media productions. While other “leaders” grumble about past differences, threaten more frivolous and costly lawsuits and seek a return to pointless infighting, UFS leaders remain focused on the future and winning SAG-AFTRA members more.

03.

More Work

We have organized more work in Commercials, New Media, Broadcasting & more. UFS leaders helped spearhead the effort that won California’s $330 Million tax incentive—ensuring more opportunities close to home. We will continue to emphasize creating more jobs through aggressive organizing and our involvement with increasing CA tax credits to increase and keep production here at home.

04.

Health Plans Merged

You want your health plans merged to end split earnings and help you qualify. We’re on that right now and we’re almost there. We will focus on keeping pressure on the trustees to get the benefits plans merged.

Meet the Officer Candidates

Ken-Howard
Ken-Howard
Ken-Howard
Ken-Howard

Ken Howard

For President

Jenny OHara
Jenny OHara
Jenny OHara
Jenny OHara

Jenny O’Hara

For Secretary Treasurer

Clyde Kusatsu
Clyde Kusatsu
Clyde Kusatsu
Clyde Kusatsu

Clyde Kusatsu

For LA President

Ellen Crawford
Ellen Crawford
Ellen Crawford
Ellen Crawford

Ellen Crawford

For LA Vice President

Woody Schultz
Woody Schultz
Woody Schultz
Woody Schultz

Woody Schultz

For LA Vice President

Your Voice. Your Vote.

Mail Your Ballot by August 17th

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Why should I donate?

Your donation is a direct investment in your own career, by helping to elect our extraordinary slate of smart, committed and working members who rely on our contracts and our pension and health benefits just like you.

Where is the money going?

Getting our message out to over 60,000 LA members costs real money. Your investment will go directly to getting marketing materials into the hands of SAG-AFTRA members.

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