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The "financial core" doctrine "permits an employer and a union to enter into an agreement requiring all employees to become union members as a condition of continued employment, but the 'membership' that may be so required has been 'whittled down to its financial core.'" NLRB v. General Motors Corp., 373 U. S. 734, 742 (1963).
You seem to be trying to invert the legal doctrine, so that you can work in nonunion employment while retaining union membership. This is not the purpose of the doctrine. The doctrine is intended to permit workers to maintain employment in a union shop, without forcing the employees to submit to the requirements of union membership beyond that of paying membership dues.
So, I think you may be on the wrong legal track.
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What type of project are you think about working on?
"Global Rule One may not apply to members for certain productions under unique circumstances. Such instances must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by SAG and only after careful analysis of a particular production."
"It should be noted, however, that SAG’s rule applies to principal actors but apparently does not extend to background actors, a large group of the Guild’s membership that were absorbed into SAG when it took over the ailing Screen Extras Guild years ago."
Were you previously a SEG member? Are you credited as a principal in other SAG/AFTRA productions?
I'm looking for a loophole, and you are correct there do not appear to be any court cases that even mention Global Rule One.