SAG-AFTRA cuts its 400 workforce for the third time amid coronavirus pandemic. The performer’s union broke the news and disclosed that about 45 slots were cut. The company holded 600 employees before the pandemic.
David P. White, the National Executive Director said, Someday, this crisis will end. For now, with cases spiking across the country and a second global surge possible this winter, we must take steps to further align expenses with anticipated revenues. Adjusting our staff size is difficult and painful, but unavoidable. I thank each and every person for their service and dedication to SAG-AFTRA members. We will continue to maximize all of our resources and deliver on our core functions while maintaining excellent service to members and move toward a leaner and more efficient operation.”
Gaberielle Carteris, SAG-AFTRA President said, “We must act wisely and prudently to ensure a strong union while remaining a fierce and steadfast advocate for our members who also are facing COVID-19 related challenges. Our work over the last decade resulted in responsible fiscal management and consistent budget surpluses. Because of those surpluses, and with additional expense management, we are positioned to withstand the pandemic and serve our members for generations to come.”
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