Messages to Members Regarding Commercials Contracts

Messages to Members Regarding Commercials Contracts

May 1, 2009

Joint SAG/AFTRA Commercials Contracts Ballot and Member Informational Meetings Notice


Dear Member:

As you know, your Joint SAG/AFTRA National Board of Directors and Joint SAG/AFTRA Commercials Negotiating Committee voted unanimously to approve and recommend your YES vote, on the terms of new three-year successor agreements to the 2006 SAG Television Commercials Contract and the 2006 AFTRA Television and Radio Commercials Contracts.

Your 2009-2012 Screen Actors Guild Television Commercials Contracts and AFTRA Television and Radio Commercials Contracts Referendum Summary and Ballot is on its way to you in the mail today.

Look for your summary and ballot to arrive in your mailbox in the next few days, read all of the materials carefully, vote YES to approve your new commercials contracts, and mail your ballot before the deadline. Your ballot must be received via U.S. Mail at the Everett, WA, Post Office Box by 5:00 P.M. (PDT) Thursday, May 21, 2009.

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April 30, 2009

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD / AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TELEVISION AND RADIO ARTISTS

2009 Television & Radio Commercials Contracts

Dear SAG and AFTRA Members:

Your Joint SAG/AFTRA Nati onal Board of Directors is pleased to recommend for your YES vote, the terms of new three-year successor agreements to the 2006 SAG Television Commercials Contract and the 2006 AFTRA Television and Radio Commercials Contracts. You will find details about the new agreements in this packet, and we urge you to review the materials and vote YES to approve the deal.

Your Joint SAG/AFTRA Negoti ati ng Committ ee—comprised of 26 working performers from around the nation—and the Joint Policy Committ ee on Broadcast Talent Union Relati ons of the Association of National Advertisers and the American Associati on of Adverti sing Agencies achieved this agreement over 6-weeks of thoughtf ul and deliberate bargaining.

This proposed contract was the result of input from hundreds of members in both unions, many of whom participated in joint Wages and Working Conditi ons meeti ngs across the country. It includes an estimated $90 million in increases for performers – on-camera actors, voice-over performers, singers, dancers, choreographers, stunt persons and extras over the three-year term of the agreement.

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