SAG and AFTRA Representatives To Present Contract Proposal Package

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SAG and AFTRA Representatives To Present Contract Proposal Package

SAG and AFTRA Representatives To Present Contract Proposal Package to Unions’ Joint Board on Saturday, March 29

Los Angeles (March 27, 2008) -- The Joint Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) National Wages and Working Conditions Committee met in a face-to-face plenary March 25 and 26th and unanimously approved proposals for consideration by the joint AFTRA-SAG board of directors at its meeting this Saturday in Los Angeles.

The Joint National Committee reviewed proposals submitted by Wages and Working Conditions Committees that have been meeting across the country since Jan. 30.

The two-day plenary meeting included SAG and AFTRA members from various locals, branches and divisions. Participants included AFTRA President Roberta Reardon and SAG President Alan Rosenberg.

The names of committee members will not be released and the unions will have no further comment on the proposals being submitted to the Joint National Board or the status of the unions’ Wages and Working Conditions processes until after Saturday’s meeting.

About AFTRA: The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO, is a national labor union of over 70,000 actors, singers and recording artists, dancers, announcers and other broadcast talent performers, journalists, and other artists working in the entertainment and news media. With local chapters across the country, AFTRA promotes the success and welfare of members in a variety of ways, including contract negotiation and enforcement, advocating on legislative and public policy issues, supporting equal employment opportunities, and sponsoring or supporting health and retirement benefits and programs. For more information, visit http://www.aftra.com.

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 www.sag.org.