SAG-AFTRA is distinctive in that we offer all minors the opportunity to be full-fledged members of a labor union.
Paid-up SAG-AFTRA members, regardless of age, may vote in all elections and referendums, serve on committees and avail themselves of all union services.
Talking to the SAG-AFTRA representative on set
SAG-AFTRA representatives are on set to protect all members, but especially working children. It is their job to ensure that all SAG-AFTRA rules, including work hours and safety rules, are being followed.
When children are on set, your SAG-AFTRA representative is keeping an eye out for the following:
- Are children being asked to work overtime or beyond the permitted work hours?
- Are children getting adequate meal and rest periods?
- Are they being tutored in a safe and effective manner?
- Have they been asked to do hazardous work?
- Are they permitting the parent to be within sight and sound of the child at all times?
- Have they been provided an appropriate dressing room area?
So when a SAG-AFTRA representative says hello to you and asks you how things are going, don’t hesitate to speak up. They cannot be in all places at all times and count on the help of the child’s primary guardian to inform them of any problems or concerns. Our representatives are on set to help you, so don’t hesitate to take advantage of their expertise and authority.
If you need to get in touch with a SAG-AFTRA field representative, please call the union at (855) SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA field representatives are available 24 hours a day.