OPB reporters unionize

Oregon Public Broadcasting and KMHD Jazz Radio voluntarily recognized SAG-AFTRA as the union for 65 on-air staff, hosts, and reporters. 

Strike Stories

2023 was the biggest strike year in decades. We asked readers who struck last year to tell what it was like.

Outstanding Performances: SAG-AFTRA announces nominees for the 2024 SAG Awards

This year’s gala might get record viewership: It will stream live on Netflix, and it comes after last year's historic SAG-AFTRA strike.

Historic SAG-AFTRA strike is over

Screen actors won the right to streaming residuals, and safeguards against abuse of their images through AI.

Poll shows high public support for striking actors and writers

TV and film writers have been on strike since May 2, and TV and film actors in SAG-AFTRA have been on strike since July 14.

Screen actors on strike

Members of SAG-AFTRA are now in their third week of a nationwide strike that has shut down most film and TV productions since July 14.

Outstanding Performances

Unlike the Oscars, the SAG Awards are just for actors, and they honor not just individual performances but whole casts.

SAG-AFTRA officer moves on

Union actor Harold Phillips is wrapping up a run as a Portland-area labor activist after close to three decades in the city.

SAG Awards set for Feb. 27

Tired of the tedium, the pomposity, the gaffes of the annual Academy Awards? That’s management’s award ceremony.

Spreading the union’s inspiration by air and by internet

A new web project showcases and connects more than four dozen labor podcasts and radio shows from around the nation.

Laid-off costume department workers volunteer to make protective masks

Hospitals and home health care workers are facing a shortage of masks, and are calling for donations.

Class struggle takes the stage at the 2020 SAG Awards

The union's top award went to the Korean cast of Parasite, the runaway hit dark comedy that depicts a working class family that connives to escape dire poverty by getting jobs as servants for a rich family.

Robert Blanche, 1962-2020

The former president of the Portland local of SAG-AFTRA was best known for playing Sgt. Franco on NBC's Grimm.

This year’s SAG awards watch party will raise money for a union actor who’s fighting for his life

Local SAG-AFTRA president Robert Blanche is battling complications from a double lung transplant.

This union’s got talent

Portland-area SAG-AFTRA members met up to watch their union’s televised award ceremony for the most outstanding performances in film and television.

Union-made gift ideas

Buying any gifts this holiday season? If you buy union, you help keep good jobs in the community, and vote with your dollars for enterprises that pay your fellow workers a living wage with benefits.

KGW returns to labor peace

A long-festering union dispute comes to a close as the third union at KGW-TV ratifies a new contract.

Film unions hail expansion of Oregon tax credit

Grimm, Portlandia, and the upcoming TV show Librarians are among the beneficiaries.

22nd annual Screen Actors Guild awards

The Union Oscars: SAG film and TV awards are chosen by union members, and honor collective work

Facing Gannett, KGW unions pass a test of unity

Defying a company negotiator, the unions attend each other’s contract negotiating sessions