Jane Austin for SAG-AFTRA President
 
 

Just the Facts

 
 
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PAST ELECTION NUMBERS

If we look at the numbers from the last 3 elections it becomes very clear that the numbers don’t lie. Jane Austin actually does have the votes to win the upcoming 2019 SAG-AFTRA election for National President.

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jane’s Accomplishments

Why should you vote for Jane for SAG-AFTRA President? Because she is committed to doing the work that needs to be done for the membership.

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SAG-AFTRA Attendance

Jane shows up for the meetings where the business of the union gets done. Not only has this given her the necessary experience for the job of President, but it demonstrates that she doesn't just talk the talk, she walks the walk.

 A data-driven analysis of the upcoming 2019 SAG-AFTRA election.

*Source: official tabulation results from SAG-AFTRA

 
 
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If we look at the actual numbers from the last 3 elections in 2013, 2015, and 2017 it becomes very clear that the numbers don’t lie. Jane Austin has the votes to win the upcoming 2019 SAG-AFTRA election for National President. When we compare the percentage of votes between the 3 candidates a distinct pattern emerges. Austin is on an upward trend. Carteris' numbers flatten and dip below Austin's numbers. And due to Modine's lack of service, and actual numbers, his "electability" is questionable, and at the very least difficult to assess.

Let’s break down the numbers some more…

 

2013

  • Jane Austin and Gabrielle Carteris ran for local board member, and both were elected, with Carteris receiving 4,208 votes (40.03 %), and Austin receiving 4,076 votes (38.77%).

  • Jane Austin and Gabrielle Carteris also ran for national board member, and both were elected, with Austin receiving 3,795 votes (36.10%), and Carteris receiving 3,611 votes (34.35%).

  • Matthew Modine did not run for union service.



2015

  • Jane Austin ran for national office, and she was elected National Secretary-Treasurer receiving 15,772 votes (52.72%).

  • Austin also won LA Local President, receiving 5,651 votes (50.47%), and was elected local board member with 5,407 votes (46.79%). (Austin did not run for LA National Board in 2015 because she had won a 4 year term in 2013.)  

  • Carteris was elected as a local board member with 4,383 votes (37.93%), and a national board member with 3,937 votes (34.07%).

  • Once again, Matthew Modine did not run for union service.



2017

  • Carteris ran and was elected National President with 14,674 votes (50.85%).

  • Austin, the incumbent National Secretary-Treasurer, ran again and was re-elected, receiving 15,312 votes (53.70%), exceeding the percentage of votes cast for her from 2015. She also received more votes on a national level than Carteris.

  • Austin, the incumbent LA Local President, was re-elected with 6,172 votes (53.84%), exceeding the amount of votes cast and the percentage of votes cast for her. She was also re-elected as a local board member with 5,288 votes (44.70%), and national board member with 5,073 votes (42.88%). Carteris was elected as a local board member with 4,739 votes (40.06%), and a national board member with 4,567 votes (38.60%).

  • Matthew Modine only ran for national board member and was elected with 3,957 votes (33.45%).




Based on this data, only one conclusion can be made… the membership knows who Jane Austin is, and they vote for her.

Not only is Jane Austin clearly “electable” for National President of SAG-AFTRA, but also compared to the other 2 candidates, her national recognition as a member and an elected that serves the membership is on a consistent upward trend, which equals real, tangible votes, and real, tangible victories.

18 Proud Career Accomplishments

 
  • Committed to protecting our members who are working by advocating for strong contracts, enforcing those contracts, and providing the safest sets to work on as possible.


  • Served on the last 5 TV-Theatrical contract negotiations as a member of the SAG-AFTRA Negotiating Committee.


  • Overseen 11 straight quarters of budget surplus, and 4 straight years of record surplus.


  • Countless years of chairing and serving on numerous union committees.


  • Serving on the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, which represents more than 380 affiliated unions.


  • Led the strike actions against BB&H in Los Angeles.


  • Instituted stunt performers and their work to be recognized at the SAG-AFTRA Awards.


  • Mitigated the lease agreements of the original SAG and AFTRA offices in New York, and rented out the offices.


  • Conducted a study to determine the possibility of buying a union building in Los Angeles.


  • Chair of the Union Veterans Council of Los Angeles, and working in association with the AFL-CIO to help get veterans union work after they finish their military service.


  • Member of the Blue Ribbon Safety Task Force.


  • Helped establish a sub-code on SAG-AFTRA membership cards.


  • Helped to implement Direct Deposit for members across the country.


  • Helped to create Pension and Health age and service.


  • Supported to re-establish the Background, Stunts, Singer and Dancers Department.


  • Increased the Los Angeles Conservatory from 1,200 members at the end of 2017 to 3000 plus members.


  • Supported the increase of events, workshops, and panels for LA members from 280 to 499 in 2018, attended by over 37,000 SAG-AFTRA members.


  • In the LA conservatory, significantly expanded classes and table reads to help supportunion performers.

Attendance


If you want to know who’s truly committed to serving the membership just look at the attendance record. Jane Austin shows up, and does the work.