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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.

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

18 - COVID: Auditions & Production

10/16/2020
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 UnionWorking.com

Duration:01:44:23

17 - Health Plan Changes

8/21/2020
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...

Duration:01:33:53

16 - TV/Film Contract Roundtable

7/10/2020
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...

Duration:01:52:02

15 - State of the VO Industry

6/18/2020
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:...

Duration:00:48:14

14 - Lower Budget Production

6/4/2020
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...

Duration:00:56:37

13 - Game Workers Unite, Part 3

5/28/2020
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 UnionWorking.com

Duration:00:36:46

12 - Game Workers Unite, Part 2

5/21/2020
Part 2 of our conversation with Emma Kinema of Game Workers Unite and now 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 UnionWorking.com

Duration:00:37:52

11 - Game Workers Unite, Part 1

5/14/2020
UW sits down with the amazing Emma Kinema of Game Workers Unite and now Communications Workers of America. Gamers struggle for fair wages and working conditions. We talk organizing history, stats, and principles. UW Voices: Mike C. Nelson, Rob Fitzgerald, Kevin Ashworth UW Guest: Emma Kinema Topical Links: GWU, @GameWorkers, CWA, @CWAUnion This episode of the UnionWorking Podcast was recorded February 25, 2020, at Southpaw Studios / ASG Casting. A big thank you to Arlene Schuster-Goss...

Duration:00:33:31

10 - Award Winners and Contract Negotiations

5/7/2020
Kevin E. West and Jim Connor welcome SAG-AFTRA & IATSE award winners discuss key contract issues, disparity, and their attitude. These guests have won a bunch of awards. J.K. Simmons has an Oscar, a SAG Award, and many other awards. Editor Steve Rasch has multiple Eddies and Emmys. UW Voices: Kevin E. West, Jim Connor UW Guests: J.K. Simmons, Steven Rasch This episode of the UnionWorking Podcast was recorded February 25, 2020, at Southpaw Studios / ASG Casting. A big thank you to Arlene...

Duration:00:42:06

9 - Spanish Language vs English Contracts

5/1/2020
Matthew and Nancy discuss compensation fairness in English vs. Spanish with our talented bilingual guests. UW Voices: Matthew Jaeger, Nancy Linari UW Guests: Carolina Espiro, Natalia Castellanos 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...

Duration:00:59:36

8 - Influencers and Digital Work

4/17/2020
UW was blessed with the presence of Influencer Content Manager/Creator Brent Popolizio and Low-Budget Digital Waiver commercial producer Nevin Millan for this tremendously important conversation about the state of “micro-budget” content, influencers, Quibi and the challenge SAG-AFTRA faces today in its effort to organize and capture the billions of dollars being lost. UW Voices: Kevin E. West, Mike C. Nelson UW Guests: Brent Popolizio, Nevin Millan Episode References and Topical Links:...

Duration:00:46:56

Bonus - A UW Breakfast Discussion

3/6/2020
A bonus episode gives you a rare inside look at how the UnionWorking group/core functions as a non-partisan, solution-based group since its inception in mid-2016. Agendas, opinions, jokes, sneers, laughs and getting down to business, is the fun of this episode. We show up and we get “shit” done. Period. UW Voices: Mike C. Nelson, Kevin Ashworth, Jim Connor, Cindy Drummond, Rob Fitzgerald, Kevin E. West, Matthew Jaeger, Kelly Hawthorne, Kevin McCorkle References: UW’s YouTube channel,...

Duration:01:22:49

7 - Commercial W&Ws

3/6/2020
A conversation with Cyd Strittmatter and Keli Daniels about SAG-AFTRA's W&W process. UW Voices: Mike C. Nelson, Jim Connor, Kevin Ashworth Guest Voices: Cyd Strittmatter, Keli Daniels This episode of the UnionWorking Podcast was recorded May 31, 2019, at Culver City Casting Studios Executive Producer Jack Levy podcastsage.com / jack@podcastsage.com / 818-233-0640 Email us at info@unionworking.com UnionWorking.com

Duration:00:35:14

6 - New Commercials Contract

2/28/2020
A conversation with Katie Wallack about arriving at the new Commercials Contract that was negotiated between SAG-AFTRA and the JPC in 2019. UW Voices: Mike C. Nelson, Rob Fitzgerald, Kevin Ashworth Guest Voice: Katie Wallack UnionWorking Links: Rob Roy FitzgeraldKevin AshworthMike C. NelsonGuest Link: Katie WallackEmail us at info@unionworking.com This episode of the UnionWorking Podcast was recorded May 31, 2019, at Culver City Studios Executive Producer Jack Levy podcastsage.com /...

Duration:00:38:05

5 - Los Angeles Conservatory

2/27/2020
A conversation about the Los Angeles Conservatory. UW Voices: Kevin E. West, Rob Fitzgerald, Jim Connor Guest Voice: Shaan Sharma UnionWorking Links: Rob Roy FitzgeraldKevin E. WestJim ConnorGuest and Topical Links: Shaan SharmaSAG-AFTRA Los Angeles ConservatoryEmail us at info@unionworking.com This episode of the UnionWorking Podcast was recorded August 10, 2019, at Culver City Studios Executive Producer Jack Levy http://podcastsage.com / jack@podcastsage.com /...

Duration:00:37:09

4 - Theatrical Contract Issues

9/21/2019
A casual conversation with Jeremy Ratchford about working as a TV, film, and commercial actor on union contracts in the US and Canada. UW Voices: Kevin E. West, Rob Fitzgerald, Nancy Linari, Bob Stephenson UW Guests: Jeremy Ratchford UnionWorking Links: Rob Roy FitzgeraldNancy LinariBob StephensonKevin E. WestGuest Link: Jeremy RatchfordEmail us at info@unionworking.com The UnionWorking Podcast is recorded at Culver City Studios Executive Producer Jack Levy http://podcastsage.com /...

Duration:00:33:21

3 - Fi-Core, Part 2

8/31/2019
In our third episode, we continue a two-part conversation with three actors who quit the union, and then wanted to get back in. UW Voices: Mike Nelson, Kevin Ashworth, and Bob Stephenson UW Guests: Kelly Pendygraft, Shannon Holmes, and Lowell Northrop UnionWorking Links: Bob StephensonKevin AshworthMike NelsonGuests and Topical Links: Kelly PendygraftShannon HolmesLowell NorthropSAG-AFTRA page on Financial CoreEmail us at info@unionworking.com The UnionWorking Podcast is recorded at...

Duration:00:29:44

2 - Fi-Core, Part 1

8/26/2019
In our second episode, a two-parter, we sit down with some actors who quit the union, and then wanted to get back in. UW Voices: Mike Nelson, Kevin Ashworth, and Bob Stephenson UW Guests: Kelly Pendygraft, Shannon Holmes, and Lowell Northrop UnionWorking Links: Bob StephensonKevin AshworthMike NelsonGuests and Topical Links: Kelly PendygraftShannon HolmesLowell NorthropSAG-AFTRA page on Financial CoreEmail us at info@unionworking.com The UnionWorking Podcast is recorded at Culver City...

Duration:00:30:23

1 - WGA

8/25/2019
In our first episode, we sit down with members of the Writers Guild of America West to discuss current issues, including a small matter regarding the ATA. UW Voices: Jim Connor, Nancy Linari, and Bob Stephenson UW Guests: WGA Captains Terri Kopp and Nick Mariani Big thanks to our guests and our executive producer Jack for getting this podcast under way! UnionWorking Links: Jim ConnorNancy LinariBob StephensonGuests and Topical Links: Terri KoppNick MarianiListEmail us at...

Duration:00:34:05