SAG-AFTRA has negotiated its first major contracts as a new union — the Commercials Contracts — and voting must be completed by 5 p.m. PDT, Friday, May 31, 2013. Member leaders believe they have secured substantial gains for members working in commercials: If approved, the contracts will result in $238 million in wage increases and other payments for all categories of performers, improvements in cable use fees, increases in payments for work on the Internet and new media platforms, and an increase in the late payment fee.
If you haven’t voted already, please vote online now at: www.ivsballot.com/commercials. All eligible members were mailed a postcard on May 1, 2013 with instructions and a PIN number on how to vote online or how to request a paper ballot. If necessary, eligible voters can retrieve their 7-digit PIN number here. (Members who wished to receive a paper ballot package could request one until noon PDT, Friday, May 24, 2013.)
Please review the provisions of the new contracts by clicking the links below:
Summary of New Provisions 2013 SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract
Summary of New Provisions 2013 SAG-AFTRA Radio Recorded Commercials Contract
If you have contracts questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (323) 549-6815.
Remember, ballots — whether submitted online or by mail — must be received by 5 p.m. PDT, this Friday, May 31, 2013.