SAG and AFTRA Announce the Joint W&W Conditions Process in Preparation for the TV/Theatrical and Exhibit A Contract Negotiations

SAG and AFTRA Announce the Joint W&W Conditions Process in Preparation for the TV/Theatrical and Exhibit A Contract Negotiations

Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists are pleased to announce the beginning of the Joint Wages & Working Conditions (W&W) process in preparation for negotiation of the SAG TV/Theatrical and AFTRA Exhibit A Contract. This contract will expire on June 30, 2011, and early negotiations are scheduled to commence in September or October 2010.

Proposals for this important negotiation are developed through the involvement of members like you.

There are four ways to make your voice heard:

SAG TV/Theatrical and AFTRA Exhibit A Contract Caucuses: Join your fellow members to discuss what really matters! Open to all paid-up SAG and AFTRA members, the caucuses are open sessions where you can raise issues regarding the SAG TV/Theatrical and AFTRA Exhibit A Contract provisions that you feel should be addressed in the upcoming negotiations. Input from the caucuses informs the proposals that will be developed by the Joint Wages & Working Conditions Committee.

Joint Wages & Working Conditions Committee Meetings: These formal meetings use the information and ideas gathered from the caucuses to create proposals for the 2010 contract negotiations.

Email Suggestions: Can’t make it to a caucus or committee meeting? You can still play an active part by emailing your ideas to wandw2010@sag.org or wandw2010@aftra.com.

All proposal recommendations will be reviewed by the Joint Wages & Working Conditions Committee and inform the Committee’s final recommendations to the SAG and AFTRA National Boards.

On-site Suggestion Box: Feel free to drop-in your contract-related thoughts and concerns in suggestion boxes available at both SAG and AFTRA in Los Angeles and New York.

SAG members may use suggestion boxes available in the first floor Member Lobby at SAG headquarters at 5757 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles and on the 12th floor of SAG’s New York office, 360 Madison Avenue, in New York.

AFTRA members may use suggestion boxes available in the 9th Floor Membership Department at the AFTRA office at 5757 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles and in the 7th Floor Membership Department at the AFTRA office at 260 Madison Avenue in New York.

Note: Upcoming dates for the Joint Caucuses and W&W meetings in Los Angeles and New York will be emailed soon. Regional Branch and Local members should contact your Branch or Local staff and visit the SAG or AFTRA Web sites for local dates and times.