Joint SAG/AFTRA Commercials Contracts Wages and Working Conditions Committee Meetings to be held in New York

Joint SAG/AFTRA Commercials Contracts Wages and Working Conditions Committee Meetings to be held in New York

Joint Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Wages & Working Conditions meetings have been scheduled in preparation for negotiation of the Commercials Contracts that were extended from October 29, 2008 to March 31, 2009. All members who work the Commercials Contracts are invited to attend and participate. All W&W Committee meetings are open to all paid-up members of both Unions; participation is limited only by fire department regulations.

If you are not located in N.Y. but will be visiting from out of town, please feel free to attend. Come early and bring your membership card.

Attention members who are actively producing:
SAG members who are actively producing cannot attend the W&W Committee Meetings due to conflict of interest. However, you are welcome to attend the W&W caucuses. Please check the Contracts section of www.sag.org for caucus dates and times.

W&W Committee Meetings Scheduled in New York:
Leon Janney Boardroom
360 Madison Ave (14th Floor)
New York, New York 10017

November 4 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
November 6 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
November 11 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
November 13 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
November 18 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
November 20 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
November 25 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
December 2 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

If you cannot attend, make sure your voice is heard. You may submit proposal recommendations by email at commercialswandw@sag.org or commercialswandw@aftra.com. The Joint Wages and Working Conditions Committee will review all recommendations.

You may also submit your ideas through the on-site suggestion boxes placed in the SAG committee office at 360 Madison Avenue on the 12th floor and at the AFTRA offices at 260 Madison Avenue (7th floor). Feel free to drop-in your contract-related thoughts and concerns. Please note that the last day for suggestions is Friday December 5, 2008.

Your participation is vital to a contract negotiation responsive to the working members. Thank you for your time.

Dates and times subject to change as the process and the committees’ work unfold. Notice will be given of any changes.