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Ken Howard: SAG-AFTRA Merger Is His Hollywood Legacy

Very few men or women alive today can say that they presided over the creation of a major labor union. With the passing of Ken Howard today, there is one fewer. The dream of merging SAG and AFTRA — the two most powerful actors unions in the country — had been kicking around for decades, but it might never have come about if not for Howard's steadfast commitment to the idea of one union covering all film and TV performers, broadcasters and recording artists.
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