‘Get Paid, Not Played’ held at Manuel’s Tavern

NOTE: SPJ Georgia is helping to promote this event, which is being organized by the Atlanta chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. 

Learn from a battle-tested lawyer about how to protect your rights at work, whether you’re negotiating your salary, working freelance, or trying to keep afloat in a toxic work environment. This practical, three-hour workshop is designed for journalists in all sectors of the media — TV, radio, print, and online. Mid-career journalists can especially benefit.

All journalists welcome. Brought to you by the Atlanta chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. Register on Eventbrite here, or on Facebook.

Featuring Mary E. Cavallaro of the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Cavallaro oversees the negotiation and administration of more than 250 SAG-AFTRA agreements with national and local television and radio networks. She also oversees negotiations with other broadcast employers nationwide. Under her direction, SAG-AFTRA also provides consultation to journalists and other media professionals regarding their personal employment contracts.

Admission is $15. Current, paid AAJA members are $10. Includes coffee. You may also purchase brunch from Manuel’s Tavern, our host.

Schedule: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Manuel’s Tavern, 602 North Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta GA. Workshop is in the large meeting room.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Session starts at 10 sharp.

Make More Money, 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m
You want better pay. Learn how to get it. Subjects include: How do I negotiate my salary? How do I get a better contract? How do I deal with a non-compete clause? How do I convince my boss to give me a raise?

Break, 11:00 a.m. to 11:15
Ask one-on-one questions to labor attorney Mary Cavallaro, chief broadcast officer for the SAG-AFTRA’s News & Broadcast Department. Order food and network.

Survive a Toxic Work Environment: 11:15 to 12:15 p.m.
Bad bosses and vicious newsroom cultures have harmed the best of us. Learn the smartest ways to advocate for yourself. Subjects include: What are my legal rights in Georgia? Should I tell HR about my workplace problem? How do I respond to a bad review? #Metoo. Now what? Should I get a lawyer?

Freestyle 12:15 – 1 p.m.
Stick around for a free-wheeling, informal session shaped according to the needs of attendees. Options include more questions, role playing negotiations, or one-on-one chats.


What are my parking options?

Parking is free at Manuel’s. Check out their website for more info.

How can I contact the organizer?

Email AAJA Atlanta chapter president Willoughby Mariano at willoughby.mariano@gmail.com.

Can I get a discount?

Current, paid members of AAJA can purchase a discounted ticket for $10. **You must be in AAJA’s database to receive this discount.** Volunteers attend for free, but all slots are filled.

What’s your refund policy?

You may notify us up to one day in advance of the event to receive a full refund.


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