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SAG awards are a celebration of #unionmembers

Last night, Hollywood feted its top talent at the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards show. While we’re used to seeing celebrities stroll down the red carpet, this award show is unique because it’s a night when union members come together to honor fellow union members. In fact, it’s the only national network awards show that honors the work of union members.

And this year, the stars took full advantage of their opportunity to draw attention to the importance of unions in front of a national audience. Upon receiving her first SAG Award for best actress in ‘Black Swan”, Natalie Portman said, “”I’ve been working since I was 11-years-old, and SAG has taken care of me. I’m so grateful to have this union protecting me every day.” Portman was joined by Best Supporting Actress winner Melissa Leo of “The Fighter”, who noted, “Unions made this country great because they give the voice to the working people.” The night’s winners also praised unions outside of the entertainment world. Julianna Marguiles of “The Good Wife” gave props to the Teamsters for “digging us out of the snow for the past two weeks.”

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Proud to be a #unionmember

#unionmember logoOver the Labor Day weekend, American Rights at Work teamed up with Actors’ Equity, AFTRA, the Screen Actors Guild, and the Major League Baseball Players Association in support of the Labor Day Tweet-a-thon.  The goal of the Tweet-a-thon was to celebrate unions, their members, and the benefits of being in a union for workers in showbiz, and in every industry.  People using the #unionmember hash-tag ranged from rank and file union members to celebrities—all proud to be tweeting their #unionmember pride on Labor Day. Read more »


Showcasing union pride in 140 characters or less

#unionmember logoWhat do rock stars, baseball players, and news reporters have in common?

They belong to unions.

This Labor Day, people who work in the sports, entertainment and news media industries—baseball players, actors, recording artists, Broadway performers, broadcasters and more—are coming together on Twitter to celebrate unions They all know that it’s a tough climb to make it to the top. Fortunately, they have unions to thank for the healthcare, fair wages, and other union advantages they received along the way.

So this weekend, union members from across the spectrum are uniting on Twitter with a common purpose: to talk about the advantages of being a #unionmember … in 140 characters or less. Read more »