Don’t Scab for Struck Video Game Employers
SAG-AFTRA has heard from several members who said recently they were approached by casting directors to do struck work for one of the 11 struck video game corporations.
While SAG-AFTRA is investigating these incidents, the union urges members to be vigilant. Accepting struck work is a violation of Global Rule One. If you are approached to do struck work, please call the strike hotline at (323) 549-6815. Calls can be made anonymously. Members can also contact the union by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members should also know: Many signs indicate that our strike is working and the 11 corporations are feeling the pressure. While we keep that pressure on, SAG-AFTRA has signed 25 games and 18 companies to our 2016 promulgated video game agreements. Because of the strength of our membership, SAG-AFTRA has the momentum.
Strike Alert: Don’t be Fooled by Management’s Incorrect Claim!
Management says titles in production as of April 19, 2015 may not be struck. This is incorrect. The correct date is Feb. 17, 2015. Find a list of struck titles below.
Despite years of concerted effort and negotiating sessions, video game employers have refused to reach a fair deal.
A last attempt to reach an agreement with video game employers was not successful. Management is unwilling to agree to fair terms that would bring the interactive contract into the 21st century. Therefore, as of Oct. 21, 2016, SAG-AFTRA is on strike against the following video game employers with regard to all games that went into production after Feb. 17, 2015:
|Activision Publishing, Inc.||Blindlight, LLC||Corps of Discovery Films||WB Games, Inc.|
|Disney Character Voices, Inc.||Electronic Arts Productions, Inc.||Formosa Interactive, LLC||VoiceWorks Productions, Inc.|
|Insomniac Games, Inc.||Interactive Associates, Inc.||Take 2 Interactive Software|
Not All Games or Video Game Employers Are Struck:
*Please note that the list of non-struck video game titles reflect titles that we have been asked to investigate. Continue to check this list for updates.
Video Game Agreements
*All other video game employers are encouraged to continue creating union games. Contact Katie Sikkema at the Interactive Department at (323) 549-6463, or email Katie.Sikkema@sagaftra.org to sign your project.
Make sure every actor you know — whether they are in the union or not — understands the importance of the issues and honors the strike.
Let's show the employers we are united, and that we are serious about settling a fair contract.
Our power is greater when we stand together.
If you have questions, please call the strike hotline at (323) 549-6815 or email email@example.com.