Entertainment

SAG-AFTRA Members: Remember to Vote!

August 5, 2014
By SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard

Now is the time to vote for your future. The union has reached a tentative agreement on our contracts covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production, and now it is time to vote.
 
You should have received a voting informational card in the mail with instructions on how to vote online or request a paper ballot if you prefer. If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to review the information and vote now — it’s easy and can be done quickly online.

The tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers was the result of a lengthy, member-driven process, shaped by the feedback we received at wages and working conditions meetings and via email from members like you.
 
We are pleased with the results, and your SAG-AFTRA National Board agrees, overwhelmingly recommending that members vote to approve it. We have realized some significant gains, unifying the legacy SAG and AFTRA contracts into a single agreement and ensuring wage increases of 8.5 percent, compounding to 8.7 percent over the three-year term, in addition to increased contributions to the pension, health and retirement plans.
 
But none of these gains go into effect if members don’t ratify the agreement.

August 5, 2014

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