LOS ANGELES (March 29, 2012) - Screen Actors Guild fully supports its sister union, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, in its efforts to organize music videos. Music videos are an area of intense production, in which members must be adequately covered by union contracts.
AFTRA and representatives from Sony, UMG, Warner, EMI, Disney and subsidiaries did not reach an agreement in negotiations and on March 24 the AFTRA National Board of Directors authorized its Administrative Committee to issue a “do not work” order for music videos.
Solidarity is the heart of unionism, and we stand with our fellow union members at AFTRA in ensuring that performers are fairly compensated and are able to work under safe conditions.
Click here to view AFTRA's release from Saturday, March 24, 2012.