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SAG-AFTRA Cuts 45 More Staffers Amid Pandemic

SAG-AFTRA disclosed on Thursday that it is undergoing a new round of staff cuts at its offices, citing a financial hit due to the monthslong film and TV production shutdown amid the pandemic.

In the new round of layoffs, its third this year, approximately 45 staffers were impacted by the cuts. Some 171 staffers have been laid off by SAG-AFTRA since March brought COVID-19 shutdowns in the United States.

Leadership for the performers union, president Gabrielle Carteris andnational executive directorDavid White, wrote a note to SAG-AFTRA's roughly 160,000members on Thursday, saying that the additional layoffs were made "in response to the accelerating impact of the pandemic on the union's current and future financial condition." The union,.

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