Amendments & Resolutions

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Officers, National Board members and delegates considered an amendment to the SAG-AFTRA Constitution and numerous resolutions, many presented by first-time delegates. The following were approved.

Amendment

2017-CA-01

Extends sunset on National Board authority to amend constitution.

Resolutions

2017-R-01

Review of single unit dues structure conducted; determined no changes at this time.

2017-R-02

Recommends support for a SAG-AFTRA performance capture summit.

2017-R-03

Recommends continuing support for strong right of publicity laws.

2017-R-04

Condemns casting websites’ role in age discrimination in the entertainment industry.

2017-R-05

Calls on SBS to end unfair labor practices and negotiate a fair contract.

2017-R-06

Supports Telemundo performers’ fight for fair treatment.

2017-R-07

Recommends exploring the feasibility of submitting violations via the SAG-AFTRA app.

2017-R-08

Recommends including captions in SAG-AFTRA videos.

2017-R-09

Recommends expanding diversity-in-casting incentives to all contracts.

2017-R-11

Recommends early retirement for physically taxing work.

2017-R-12

Recommends considering additional ways to address specific needs of background actors.

2017-R-13

Recommends considering allowing minority reports for national contracts with significant opposition.

2017-R-14

Recommends fact checking both sides during contract ratification.

2017-R-16

Recommends continuing efforts to ensure performers with disabilities are recognized in union’s diversity initiatives.

2017-R-17

Recommends inclusion of background actors in all relevant contract organizing efforts.

2017-R-20

Recommends reviewing New Media Agreement to ensure it is working for members, member producers and first time filmmakers.

2017-R-22

Recommends exploring ways to establish a background zone within all geographic areas where the union does not currently have background jurisdiction.

2017-R-25

Recommends supporting efforts to develop a platform-independent registration-only system for micro-budgeted member-produced productions.

2017-R-31

Recommends creating a new Low Budget New Media project category.

2017-R-32

Recommends adding barcode or QR code to ID card and SAG-AFTRA app.

2017-R-33

Recommends creating fully online forms for short films, student films, ultra low budget films and low budget new media projects.

2017-R-40

Recommends creating election commission.

2017-R-41

Recommends creating convention delegate guide.

2017-R-43

Recommends publishing criteria for amendments and resolutions.

2017-R-46

Expresses appreciation for SAG-AFTRA staff.