Actors’ Equity is engaged in an ongoing campaign to organize Non-Equity touring productions. To date, many of these productions have apparently refused to sign a contract with Actors’ Equity. Rule 9 of the SAG Constitution and By-Laws states:
It shall be conduct unbecoming a member of the Guild to accept employment in the jurisdiction of any other branch of the Associated Actors and Artistes of American for an employer whose employees are represented by the other branch, unless the member seeking such employment first inquires of the other branch to ascertain whether the employer is a signatory to a collective bargaining agreement with the other branch. It shall be conduct unbecoming a member if the member accepts employment with an employer in the jurisdiction of another branch after having been advised by the other branch that:
(A.) The employer has refused to bargain in good faith a collective bargaining agreement with the other branch and the other branch has declared the employer unfair or has otherwise directed its members not to work for the employer;
Therefore, all SAG members are advised not to take any employment on a theatrical touring production without first contacting Equity’s National Director of Organizing, Flora Stamatiades at (212) 869-8530, Ext. 419 or email@example.com to ensure that the work will be covered by an Equity contract.Contact SAG Communications Department Ph: (323) 549-6654 Fx: (323) 549-6656 Screen Actors Guild Attn: Communications Department 5757 Wilshire Blvd.