SAG-AFTRA Has Laid Off Over 100 Employees Since Start of Pandemic

More than 20% of union’s staff let go since April

The impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on Hollywood labor continue to take form as the number of SAG-AFTRA employees laid off crossed 100 this week, according to state filings.

Notices sent by the actors guild to the California and New York labor departments show that 108 employees — roughly 20% of its total workforce — have been permanently laid off, with 60 coming from SAG-AFTRA’s Los Angeles headquarters. The guild’s New York headquarters laid off 38 employees back in May, with an additional 10 layoffs expected by the end of this week.

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Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • • Twitter: @jeremyfuster