Officers, National Board members and delegates considered an amendment to the SAG-AFTRA Constitution and numerous resolutions, many presented by first-time delegates.
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|2017 Convention Actions|
The following were approved.
Extends sunset on National Board authority to amend constitution.
Review of single unit dues structure conducted; determined no changes at this time.
Recommends support for a SAG-AFTRA performance capture summit.
Recommends continuing support for strong right of publicity laws.
Condemns casting websites’ role in age discrimination in the entertainment industry.
Calls on SBS to end unfair labor practices and negotiate a fair contract.
Supports Telemundo performers’ fight for fair treatment.
Recommends exploring the feasibility of submitting violations via the SAG-AFTRA app.
Recommends including captions in SAG-AFTRA videos.
Recommends expanding diversity-in-casting incentives to all contracts.
Recommends early retirement for physically taxing work.
Recommends considering additional ways to address specific needs of background actors.
Recommends considering allowing minority reports for national contracts with significant opposition.
Recommends fact checking both sides during contract ratification.
Recommends continuing efforts to ensure performers with disabilities are recognized in union’s diversity initiatives.
Recommends inclusion of background actors in all relevant contract organizing efforts.
Recommends reviewing New Media Agreement to ensure it is working for members, member producers and first time filmmakers.
Recommends exploring ways to establish a background zone within all geographic areas where the union does not currently have background jurisdiction.
Recommends supporting efforts to develop a platform-independent registration-only system for micro-budgeted member-produced productions.
Recommends creating a new Low Budget New Media project category.
Recommends adding barcode or QR code to ID card and SAG-AFTRA app.
Recommends creating fully online forms for short films, student films, ultra low budget films and low budget new media projects.
Recommends creating election commission.
Recommends creating convention delegate guide.
Recommends publishing criteria for amendments and resolutions.
Expresses appreciation for SAG-AFTRA staff.