Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors Unanimously Passes
Resolution Approving Bargaining Proposal Package
Los Angeles (March 30, 2008) –The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution approving the bargaining proposal package that will form the basis of its negotiation for a successor TV/Theatrical agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
The resolution passed by the National Board of Directors of Screen Actors Guild approved the proposal package as presented, and authorized the Chief Negotiator and the Negotiating Committee to add to, modify, amend or withdraw proposals as they deem appropriate for strategic bargaining purposes.
The proposal package represents months of hard work by Screen Actors Guild members who actively participated in the process by attending Wages and Working Conditions Committee meetings across the country and who presented, discussed and submitted proposals in person and by email.
“The contribution of Screen Actors Guild members was invaluable,” said SAG President Alan Rosenberg. “Actors across the country participated in Wages and Working Conditions committee meetings and brought informed and reasoned proposals for review and consideration for this package. This is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of SAG members everywhere.”
Screen Actors Guild does not release the names of its Negotiating Committee members nor will it provide additional detail regarding particular proposals or negotiation timelines.
About SAG: Screen Actors Guild is the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists’ rights amid the digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents nearly 120,000 actors who work in film, television, industrials, commercials, video games, music videos and other new media. The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists’ rights. SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO. Headquartered in Los Angeles, you can visit SAG online at http://www.sag.org