19 episodes

UnionWorking is a grassroots organization fighting for all workers, starting with the current and future members of the entertainment unions. We are members of SAG-AFTRA. Some of us are also members of AEA and WGAW. UnionWorking understands that together, unions strengthen the workforce. This is our podcast.

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UnionWorking is a grassroots organization fighting for all workers, starting with the current and future members of the entertainment unions. We are members of SAG-AFTRA. Some of us are also members of AEA and WGAW. UnionWorking understands that together, unions strengthen the workforce. This is our podcast.

    18 - COVID: Auditions & Production

    18 - COVID: Auditions & Production

    A discussion about the new realities of auditioning and getting back to work, during the time of the coronavirus.

    UW Voices: Mike Nelson, Matthew Jaeger, Kevin E. West, Natalia Castellanos, Jim Connor, Cindy Drummond, Kevin McCorkle

    This episode of the UnionWorking Podcast was recorded during a video conference.
    Sound Editing: Craig Welzbacher

    Email us at info@unionworking.com

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    • 1 hr 44 min
    17 - Health Plan Changes

    17 - Health Plan Changes

    Recent changes made to the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan are without question the most severe since the inception of the plan. The changes are not only stark but also fairly confusing and complex. When you add to that the timing and realities of COVID-19, and the unknown facing our industry in the immediate future, it makes this episode an imperative listen.

    UW Voices: Mike Nelson, Nancy Linari, Matthew Jaeger, Bob Stephenson, Kevin E. West, Rob Fitzgerald, Natalia Castellanos, Jim Connor, Cindy Drummond

    Topical Links: 2021 Benefit Changes Overview
    This episode of the UnionWorking Podcast was recorded during a video conference on August 18, 2020.
    Sound Editing: Craig Welzbacher

    Email us at info@unionworking.com

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    To repeat, for more information check out https://www.sagaftraplans.org/health/2021-changes/overview.

    Also, UnionWorking highly suggests attending an informational webinar. There are 3 currently scheduled: 
    for broadcasters, August 20 at 10:00am PST (RSVP)for all members, August 25 at 1pm PST (RSVP) for senior Plan participants, August 27 at 10:30am PST (RSVP)

    • 1 hr 33 min
    16 - TV/Film Contract Roundtable

    16 - TV/Film Contract Roundtable

    Special Episode! UnionWorking had 3 of its core members on the Negotiating Committee of the 2020 TV/Theatrical contract between SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP. This 2-hour roundtable is a non-partisan breakdown of the Tentative Agreement that was reached on June 11. We offer a non-emotional perspective on the specific terms, as well as the process required over 7 weeks to arrive at this Agreement.

    SAG-AFTRA members, be sure to vote before the July 22 deadline!

    UW Voices: Mike Nelson, Nancy Linari, Matthew Jaeger, Bob Stephenson, Kevin E. West, Kevin Ashworth, Rob Fitzgerald, Kevin McCorkle

    Topical Links: SAG-AFTRA Agreement, 318 Million More, Dissenting Opinion 2020, VOTE

    This episode of the UnionWorking Podcast was recorded during a video conference on July 9, 2020. 

    Sound Editing: Craig Welzbacher

    Email us at info@unionworking.com

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    A few clarifications and corrections, along with an approximate time mark:
    Hulu is SVOD not AVOD / 38mLarge license fees are not the factor in the declining number of syndication. Declining license fees compared to the residuals they must pay to run the show are the factor in question / 51m, 1h12Advance payment of residuals was legally negotiated into our contract back in the day / 1h20

    • 1 hr 52 min
    15 - State of the VO Industry

    15 - State of the VO Industry

    Nancy Linari sits down with Brad Venable, Michelle Bonilla, and Sarah Elmaleh to discuss the State of the Voiceover Industry.

    UW Voices: Nancy Linari
    UW Guests: Michelle C. Bonilla, Sarah Elmaleh, Brad Venable

    This episode of the UnionWorking Podcast was recorded February 25, 2020, at Southpaw Studios / ASG Casting. A big thank you to Arlene Schuster-Goss (ASG Casting) & Justin Radley (Southpaw Studios)!
    Sound Engineer: Shaan Sharma
    Sound Editing: Craig Welzbacher
    Executive Producer: Jack Levy jack@podcastsage.com / 818-233-0640
    Email us at info@unionworking.com

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    • 48 min
    14 - Lower Budget Production

    14 - Lower Budget Production

    We discuss the ongoing issues that producers of ULB, MLB films, and other lower budget projects, face with union rules ’n staff.

    UW Voices: Kevin E. West, Matthew Jaeger
    UW Guest: Gerald Webb, Anna Schumacher, Max Kleinman, Elizabeth Anderson, Stephanie McBain

    Topical Links: SAGindie

    Recorded February 25, 2020, at Southpaw Studios / ASG Casting
    Sound Engineer: Shaan Sharma
    Sound Editing: Craig Welzbacher
    Executive Producer: Jack Levy jack@podcastsage.com / 818-233-0640
    Email us at info@unionworking.com

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    • 56 min
    13 - Game Workers Unite, Part 3

    13 - Game Workers Unite, Part 3

    The last installment of our conversation with Emma Kinema of Game Workers Unite and Communications Workers of America.

    UW Voices: Mike C. Nelson, Rob Fitzgerald, Kevin Ashworth
    UW Guest: Emma Kinema

    Topical Links: GWU, @GameWorkers, CWA, @CWAUnion

    Recorded February 25, 2020, at Southpaw Studios / ASG Casting
    Sound Engineer: Shaan Sharma
    Sound Editing: Craig Welzbacher
    Executive Producer: Jack Levy jack@podcastsage.com / 818-233-0640
    Email us at info@unionworking.com
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    • 36 min

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High-level info from working union performers

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