SAG-AFTRA this weekend voted to permanently bar former President TrumpDonald TrumpMark Walker to stay in North Carolina Senate race Judge lays out schedule for Eastman to speed up records processing for Jan. 6 panel Michael Avenatti cross-examines Stormy Daniels in his own fraud trial MORE from readmittance to the union after he resigned last week.

President Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement Sunday that the union’s national board passed the resolution during a Zoom video conference.

“Preventing Donald Trump from ever rejoining SAG-AFTRA is more than a symbolic step,” Carteris said. “It is a resounding statement that threatening or inciting harm against fellow members will not be tolerated. An attack against one is an attack against all.”


The union, whose members include actors and journalists, first announced it would initiate disciplinary hearings against Trump in mid-January, accusing him of inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and endangering members of the news media.

“Donald Trump attacked the values that this union holds most sacred – democracy, truth, respect for our fellow Americans of all races and faiths, and the sanctity of the free press,” Carteris said at the time. “There’s a straight line from his wanton disregard for the truth to the attacks on journalists perpetrated by his followers."

Trump resigned from SAG-AFTRA the day before the disciplinary hearing and expulsion vote was to take place, saying in a Feb. 4 statement that the union “has done nothing for me.” In response, the union issued a statement simply reading “Thank you.”  

The former president had been a member of SAG-AFTRA since 1989. He receives an annual $90,776 pension for his television work and another $8,724 for other appearances covered by the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. His SAG-AFTRA pension will be unaffected by his resignation from the union.