Abbreviation for American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. AFTRA is a national labor union affiliated with the AFL-CIO. Its headquarters are in New York City and there are over 30 local offices throughout the country. AFTRA represents its members in four major areas: 1) news and broadcasting; 2) entertainment programming; 3) the recording business; and, 4) commercials and non-broadcast, industrial, educational media. AFTRA’s 80,000+ members are seen or heard on numerous broadcasts around the country. Talent payments under AFTRA contract are over $1 billion a year. More info is available at their website.