SAG-AFTRA Leaders Approve Sending Deal to Members for Ratification

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SAG-AFTRA's national board has approved sending out its successor film-television contract for ratification by its 160,000 members. The board approved the tentative three-year deal, which was announced on June 11, by a vote of 67.6% to 32.4%. The vote was announced Monday night. Members will be mailed instructions on how to cast ballots on July 1 […]
SAG-AFTRA's national board has approved sending out its successor film-television contract for ratification by its 160,000 members.

The board approved the tentative three-year deal, which was announced on June 11, by a vote of 67.6% to 32.4%. The vote was announced Monday night. Members will be mailed instructions on how to cast ballots on July 1 with a July 22 deadline for voting by paper ballot or electronically.

The ballot sent to members will include a "minority report" that will detail opposition to the proposed contract — even though "no" votes were not enough to automatically trigger such a report.

When the deal was announced two weeks ago, union leadership said it would generate $318 million in pay increases for members during its three-year term.

SAG-AFTRA president and negotiating committee chair Gabrielle Carteris said, "I am thankful to the board for its approval and recommendation of this agreement. This deal represents the needs and interests of our members as they shared them with us during our national wages and working condition meetings held across the country. First and foremost, we achieved a 26% increase in streaming residuals. In addition, a terrific wage package and an outsized increase in SAG-AFTRA health plan contributions. I am confident that this…
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