What does "FINANCIAL CORE" status mean?
I hold Financial
Core membership in both AFTRA and SAG, and am fully covered by
union contracts and benefits when doing union jobs. "Financial core
status" talent pays the portion of dues that covers the "financial
core" of union activities, but not the portion covering any political
activities the unions may undertake.
Core members do not carry a union card, vote in union elections or run
for union office, we can also accept non-union work as well.
While Financial Core status is not yet widely known, it is becoming
more so. Its legality is recognized in accordance with the United
States Supreme Court decision, "CWA v. Beck," of June 29, 1988, and
applies to all unions, not just AFTRA and SAG.