Your Contract, Your Voice
Commercials Wages & Working Conditions Process is About to Begin
SAG-AFTRA is pleased to announce the beginning of the Wages & Working Conditions (W&W) process in preparation for negotiation of the Commercials Contracts that expire March 31, 2016. Your input is vital. It is only through the involvement of members that proposals for this negotiation are developed. Your union needs to hear from you about what you want in your next contract, from wages to working conditions and everything in between.
W&W meetings will kick off across the country on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 and end on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.
- Note: Specific dates for Caucuses and W&W meetings in Los Angeles and New York will be emailed soon. Members in locals other than Los Angeles and New York should contact your local staff and visit your SAG-AFTRA local pages on SAGAFTRA.org for dates and times.
You must be a paid-up member in good standing (through Oct. 31, 2015) to participate in W&W meetings and caucuses.
There are three ways to make your voice heard:
Commercials Contracts Caucuses - Join your fellow members to discuss what really matters! Open to all paid-up SAG-AFTRA members, the caucuses are free-form sessions where you can express any issue you feel should be addressed in the upcoming negotiations. Input from the caucuses directly effects the proposals formed by the Wages & Working Conditions Committees.
Wages & Working Conditions Committee Meetings – Take part in these formal meetings where we’ll look closely at the current contract, examine available industry data, and consider ideas generated by the caucuses, as we craft and submit proposals for the 2016 negotiations.
Email Suggestions - Can’t make it to a caucus or committee meeting? You can still play an active part by emailing your ideas to CommercialsW&W@sagaftra.org. All proposal recommendations will be reviewed by the Wages & Working Conditions Committee. Please note that the last day for suggestions is Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.
Don’t miss this opportunity to have an impact on your contract!