Talent Unions: Local Offices
Some pages on this site advise you to "call your local office," so I figured I should try to provide the phone numbers. That's not as easy as one might think. Some parts of the country have a local contact for one union and not the other. In some places where SAG and AFTRA both have a presence, they may share offices, but not the same phone number. Note: sometimes there may be a local (non-long-distance) phone number -- but as of this writing, the national union only provides a toll-free number.
Matters are confused further by the consolidation and closing of a few local offices, and by the splitting of area codes by local phone companies. Bottom line: If you try a number that doesn't work, or can't figure out who to call, try either of the national offices and ask them if there is a local office handling your area; if not, you may end up doing all your union business directly with headquarters. Luckily, both unions provide toll-free numbers for use by members who do not have an office nearby. This list was updated October 2003.
New York, NY (212) 532-0800
Los Angeles, CA (213) 954-1600
Disclaimer: Although I've used data provided by the unions and have tried to be as helpful as possible, I can not, and do not, guarantee that this list is either complete or accurate. Also important: it is not an official presentation by AFTRA or SAG. The visible list you see above is taken from national union mailings and is quite different from the list I published here in 1997; I've stored old phone data in "invisible" comment fields in this page's source code, for reference only. If you have any comments, updates or corrections, please let me know.