Unity, Stability, & Advocacy for NY


USAN representatives work in every area of the entertainment and media industries and are committed to fighting for living wages, protections against emerging technologies, and safe work environments for SAG-AFTRA members across all media.


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Why Vote USAN

Here’s what you get with our candidates:

  • Responsible and progressive leadership with integrity. USAN understands that our TRUE adversaries are the multinational corporations that we negotiate with for every contract, not each other.
  • Transparency with the membership. USAN believes in a union that communicates honestly with its membership.
  • A diversity of working professionals working for you – to bring you more opportunities to keep you working, to keep SAG-AFTRA strong, and to be the model for other unions in this country and around the world.

We are dedicated to:

  • Being a powerful advocate for anyone who works in front of a camera or behind a microphone.
  • Strengthening ties with organized labor especially our sister entertainment unions to enhance our bargaining power.
  • A true national and united SAG-AFTRA, where all the voices in all categories in all locals are seen, heard and counted.
  • Bringing more work back to the U.S. with real-world solutions.
  • Finding creative approaches to organizing new work across the country.
  • Fighting the encroachment of non-union work.
  • Franchising and regulating our agents.
  • Stabilizing SAG-AFTRA’s long-term fiscal health.
  • Working with our foundations to increase our career programming, scholarships, health and emergency assistance and provide opportunities through our on camera, voiceover and computer labs for members.
  • Creating legislative tax initiatives to grow work in New York and keep more of your money in your pocket.
USAN is dedicated to protecting everyone who works in front of a camera or microphone. Founded in Screen Actors Guild as United Screen Actors Nationwide, our new mission is to Unite SAG-AFTRA Nationwide. USAN representatives work in every area of the entertainment and media industries and are committed to securing the strongest wages and working conditions for SAG-AFTRA members across all media. We are devoted to providing Unity, Stability and Advocacy for the New York local membership and the membership at large.

Our History

USAN Leadership History


USAN was formed by New York members of legacy SAG and AFTRA who were dedicated to merger, to “Uniting Screen Actors Nationwide”. In the decade since its founding, we have successfully served our constituents by supporting and cultivating leaders committed to Unity, Stability, and Advocacy for the New York local.


We remain grounded in the original founding philosophy that a strong national union requires the voices of all categories in all locals to be seen, heard, and counted.


We draw strength from our diversity—of identities, of work categories, of abilities, of career levels, and of ideas. Whether you are an actor, broadcaster, singer, dancer, stunt performer or recording artist, we will put your voice in the rooms where it happens.


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