Remember to Vote Online for the Commercials Contracts

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Remember to Vote Online for the Commercials Contracts

Deadline 5 p.m. PDT, Monday, May 9, 2016

Your SAG-AFTRA National Board unanimously approved and recommends a YES vote for the tentative commercials contracts reached with the ad industry. Voting by eligible SAG-AFTRA members, whether submitted online or by mail, must be received by 5 p.m. PDT on Monday, May 9, 2016. If approved, the contracts will result in more than $200 million in wage increases — including a 7-percent upfront increase in wages and a 1.2-percent increase in the pension, health and retirement contribution rates —  and other payments for all categories of performers; strategic expansion to the definition of a commercial that will help protect the contract’s coverage in the area of digital; and new protections for minors.

If you haven’t yet voted, please vote online now at: www.ivsballot.com/commercials. All eligible members were mailed a postcard on April 18, 2016 with instructions and a PIN number on how to vote online or how to request a paper ballot. If necessary, you can retrieve your 8-digit PIN number here.

Members who wish to receive a paper ballot instead may request a paper ballot package by calling Integrity Voting Systems toll free at (844) 798-3760 before noon PDT on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

Please review the provisions of the new contracts by clicking here for a preview of the referendum booklet.

If you have contract questions, please email commercialscontracts@sagaftra.org or call (323) 549-6858.

Remember, ballots — whether submitted online or by mail — must be received by 5 p.m. PDT on Monday, May 9, 2016.

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