Dear Screen Actors Guild Member,
By now you should have received your ballot for SAG's tentative TV/Theatrical agreements. Don't forget to visit the contract center at SAG.org to read the tentative agreement and ballot materials so that you can cast an informed vote. Also, take a moment to sign our new contract statement of support online.
You can also review the list of members who have already signed on to show their wholehearted recommendation of a YES vote on this contract, such as Adam Arkin, Amy Brenneman, George Clooney, Jack Coleman, Stephen Collins, Peter Coyote, Mike Farrell, Sally Field, Tom Hanks, Rob Lowe, Wendie Malick, Camryn Manheim, Ian McShane, Kate Walsh and Mykelti Williamson, to name a few.
SAG negotiators have delivered a solid contract and your National Board of Directors recommends you VOTE YES. As you will see, the agreement provides important financial gains for members across the country, including a 6.5% increase in wages, additional union jobs for background actors in television programs and motion pictures, increases in major role performer payments, and first time ever payments for programs streamed on the Internet. And we have affirmed our jurisdiction in New Media, which not only creates more work opportunities for SAG members but also ensures our foothold in future negotiations as this area of work continues to evolve. That your negotiators were able to accomplish all that given our current economy makes this contract nothing short of remarkable!
This is the Right Deal at the Right Time. It gets us moving forward again. Many of your fellow members have created video messages explaining why they are voting YES. You can view them on the SAG.org homepage or here. While you're at SAG TV, we hope you'll also watch our other videos on the contract campaign or visit our YouTube channel.
Your Vote Matters! It's vital that you return your ballot NOW. SAG's Contract Center is your online resource for information about the tentative agreement. Once you've read it over and voted, mail your ballot right away. It must be received at the assigned post office box in Everett, Washington by Tuesday, June 9, at 5 p.m. (PDT).
For more information call the National TV/Theatrical Contracts Hotline (323) 549-6665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support and for your dedication to your fellow members.
Screen Actors Guild