1943 – Actress Olivia de Havilland sues Warner Brothers studio for extending her contract
. She later wins her case
los US Supreme Court hands down the
“de Havilland decision
,” which declares that studios may no longer hold contract players for more than seven years
. This breaks up the system of the studio maintaining control over an actor’s career
1952 – The Guild signs its first contracts for filmed television programs.
diciembre 1, 1952-febrero 18, 1953 – The first SAG strike is over filmed television commercials. The strike ends with a contract that covers all work in commercials.
August 5-15, 1955 – SAG holds its second strike. This time for increased television show residuals.
marzo 7, 1960-April 18, 1960 – Third strike over residuals for feature films sold, licensed, or released to television.
diciembre 19, 1978-febrero 7, 1979 – SAG strikes for better residuals on television advertisements
July 21, 1980-October 23, 1980 – SAG strikes with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). This strike centers on the distribution of profits from pay television and video cassette production.
marzo 21, 1988-April 15, 1988 – SAG and AFTRA television commercials strike. The strike is over payment for commercials appearing on cable TV.
febrero 25, 1995 – The first annual Screen Actors Guild Awards show is held
Mayo 1, 2000-October 30, 2000 – SAG and AFTRA strike against the advertising industry over commercial work compensation for basic cable and internet.
July 1, 2008 – SAG’s TV/theatrical agreement expires.
noviembre 22, 2008 – Talks between SAG and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP) end after federal mediation fails to jumpstart a five-month stalemate.
January 26, 2009 – SAG chief negotiator Doug Allen is fired in a bid by the union’s moderate faction to re-enter contract talks with the studios.
April 19, 2009 – SAG leadership split 53% – 47% to accept a new two-year contract with AMPTP.
June 9, 2009 – Members ratify the two-year contract covering television and motion pictures.
January 29, 2012 – Ken Howard, president of the guild, announces during the SAG Awards, that the merger between SAG and AFTRA has been approved by both groups.
marzo 30, 2012 – The merger of SAG and AFTRA is completed with more than 80% approval from both unions. The one union is named SAG-AFTRA.
January 27, 2013 – The first SAG Awards are held under the union banner “SAG-AFTRA One Union.”
marzo 23, 2016 – SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard dies. Executive Vice President Gabrielle Carteris assumes his duties until the regularly scheduled national board meeting April 9.
April 9, 2016 – Carteris is elected president. She will serve the balance of Howard’s unexpired term, which ends in 2017.
August 24, 2017 – Carteris is elected to a two-year term as president.
febrero 10, 2018 – SAG-AFTRA introduces new guidelines for members, llamado “Four Pillars of Change,” aimed at fighting sexual harassment in the workplace.
1933, 1938-1940Eddie Cantor
1935-1938, 1946-1947Edward Arnold
1947-1952, 1959-1960Walter Pidgeon
1957-1958 Howard Keel