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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|2019 Convention Actions|
Removes automatic sunset on National Board authority to amend Constitution.
Supports a free and unencumbered press.
Calls upon SBS to stop violating its employees’ rights and federal law.
Recommends pursuing full coverage for performance capture.
Recommends the continuation of organizing and supporting Spanish-language media artists.
Recommends the implementation of intimacy coordinators to ensure set safety for performers.
Recommends the adoption of a membership rule prohibiting sexual harassment.
Recommends locals consider creating task forces or committees on sexual harassment.
Recommends pursuing the inclusion in contract language of SAG-AFTRA’s Sexual Harassment Code of Conduct and posting the Code of Conduct on set locations.
Recommends the adoption of principles regarding sanitary conditions for on-set hair people and makeup artists.
Recommends that member-created content be a priority in SAG-AFTRA’s philosophy.
Recommends modifying and improving iActor as a modern, free performers’ website for members.
Recommends that the benefits and risks associated with acquiring a headquarters building be studied.
Recommends that information on SAG-AFTRA’s financial health be provided to the members annually.
Recommends that each local have the opportunity to create a Facebook page for disseminating information to the members of the local.
Recommends a campaign be launched by the union to raise public awareness of the vital role of journalists.
Recommends education and seeking a contractual solution to providing members of color with experienced hair and makeup stylists on set.
Recommends that “non-binary” be added as a selection to the gender declaration on commercial sign-in sheets.
Recommends adding LGBTQ to the protected groups for Diversity-in-Casting Incentives in MLB and LB contracts.
Recommends that the MLB and LB Diversity-in-Casting Incentives be expanded to all SAG-AFTRA contracts.
Recommends that SAG-AFTRA make a public statement regarding the protection of female members working in states with “heartbeat laws.”
Recommends pursuing the inclusion of a rider in SAG-AFTRA contracts informing female members regarding potentially dangerous “heartbeat laws.”
Recommends best practices for parking and accessibility for seniors and performers with disabilities be encouraged at auditions and production locations.
Recommends the condemnation by SAG-AFTRA’s leaders of violent threats and intimidation of members.
Recommends the study of an alternative minimum earning requirement on the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan for pregnant individuals and postpartum care.
Recommends the exploration of members opting out of receiving a physical SAG-AFTRA member ID card.
Supports advocacy for multilingual performers to be compensated additionally for translating English text into another language.
Recommends the improvement of contractual terms for SVOD residuals.
Recommends a focus group to review and make suggestions on improving SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Production paperwork and production website pages.
Recommends a focus group to review and make suggestions on improving the efficiency of the SAG-AFTRA producer paperwork system.
Recommends national background coverage on all SAG-AFTRA promulgated agreements.
Recommends that casting professionals not be eligible to serve on SAG-AFTRA boards or contract committees.
Recommends that national committee chairs coordinate with their co-chairs and/or vice chairs regarding all committee business.
Recommends the exploration of a protected member contract information storage system.