SAG-AFTRA Merger: These Actors are Voting ‘Yes’

SAG and AFTRA are trotting out the big guns to get us - the collective 'us' - to vote 'Yes' on the upcoming merger.

SAG and AFTRA are trotting out the big guns to get us – the collective ‘us’ – to vote ‘Yes’ on the upcoming merger.

George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin and new Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer are on the flyer that most of us received showing their support for the merger.

Below are videos from the casts of Modern Family, The Office, Hawaii Five-O and a handful more shows in support of the vote.

The ballots are out and on the way to our mailboxes. How are you going to vote?

If you’re curious in the opposition, here are some Vote “No” videos.


Ed O’Neill, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family


Hawaii Five-O


Sam Jaeger from Parenthood and Seamus Dever from Castle


General Hospital

7 thoughts on “SAG-AFTRA Merger: These Actors are Voting ‘Yes’”

  1. Fred Maske via Facebook

    I’m sure we’ll see the “These actors are voting NO” post shortly. Right, Daily?

  2. Won’t all of those AFTRA-only actors who haven’t been able to or haven’t bothered to join SAG then be eligible for SAG tv shows and films, thus increasing the competition for roles immensely under the new merger? If I’m wrong about that, do tell. Frankly, the fact that all of those high-level working actors in favor of the merger is irrelevant because many of them no longer have to audition (translation: compete) for roles. They get offers while the rest of us rank-and-file actors will now have former AFTRA-only actors in the waiting room vying for roles they were once ineligible for. Sorry if that sounds harsh but I waited a LONG time and worked HARD to become SAG and thus, become eligible for SAG work.

  3. Fred Maske via Facebook

    Awesome, thank you! I know of Martin Sheen and Ed Harris off the top of my head. Though celebrity endorsements aren’t what does it for me. Informed analysis > people holding signs in pics!

  4. Not eligible, they’ll be grandfathered in, so yes, they will compete and be part of the new union. I completely agree with you Katherine Ward. In fact, I know of at least 20 people who have joined AFTRA in the past month or so just so they can be in the union when it merges.

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