We are pleased to report that the Interactive Media Agreement Strike Authorization Referendum was a resounding success with 96.52% of members voting in favor of the referendum. Voting on the referendum closed yesterday, Tuesday, Oct. 6, and ballots were tabulated by Integrity Voting Systems.
It is important to note that the referendum result does not mean that members are on strike, rather, it gives the National Board the authority to declare a strike. A 75% “yes" vote was required to give the National Board that authority.
With this result in hand, the Negotiating Committee will seek to return to the bargaining table and continue to press for a fair resolution on behalf of performers working in video games. The Interactive Media Agreement expired on December 31, 2014. Bargaining sessions held in February and June of this year failed to produce an agreement.
For all of the latest information about interactive negotiations, including an extensive list of FAQs, go to sagaftra.org/interactive. For questions, call the contract hotline at (323) 549-6815 or email email@example.com.