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

Constitutional Amendment

2019-CA-01
Removes automatic sunset on National Board authority to amend Constitution.

Resolutions

2019-R-01
Supports a free and unencumbered press.

2019-R-02
Calls upon SBS to stop violating its employees’ rights and federal law. 

2019-R-03
Recommends pursuing full coverage for performance capture.

2019-R-04
Recommends the continuation of organizing and supporting Spanish-language media artists.

2019-R-10
Recommends the implementation of intimacy coordinators to ensure set safety for performers.

2019-R-11
Recommends the adoption of a membership rule prohibiting sexual harassment.

2019-R-12
Recommends locals consider creating task forces or committees on sexual harassment.

2019-R-13
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.

2019-R-15
Recommends the adoption of principles regarding sanitary conditions for on-set hair people and makeup artists.

2019-R-16
Recommends that member-created content be a priority in SAG-AFTRA’s philosophy.

2019-R-17
Recommends modifying and improving iActor as a modern, free performers’ website for members.

2019-R-20
Recommends that the benefits and risks associated with acquiring a headquarters building be studied.

2019-R-23
Recommends that information on SAG-AFTRA’s financial health be provided to the members annually.

2019-R-29
Recommends that each local have the opportunity to create a Facebook page for disseminating information to the members of the local.

2019-R-38
Recommends a campaign be launched by the union to raise public awareness of the vital role of journalists.

2019-R-39
Recommends education and seeking a contractual solution to providing members of color with experienced hair and makeup stylists on set.

2019-R-40
Recommends that “non-binary” be added as a selection to the gender declaration on commercial sign-in sheets.

2019-R-41
Recommends adding LGBTQ to the protected groups for Diversity-in-Casting Incentives in MLB and LB contracts.

2019-R-42
Recommends that the MLB and LB Diversity-in-Casting Incentives be expanded to all SAG-AFTRA contracts.

2019-R-43
Recommends that SAG-AFTRA make a public statement regarding the protection of female members working in states with “heartbeat laws.”

2019-R-44
Recommends pursuing the inclusion of a rider in SAG-AFTRA contracts informing female members regarding potentially dangerous “heartbeat laws.”

2019-R-45
Recommends best practices for parking and accessibility for seniors and performers with disabilities be encouraged at auditions and production locations.

2019-R-46
Recommends the condemnation by SAG-AFTRA’s leaders of violent threats and intimidation of members.

2019-R-48
Recommends the study of an alternative minimum earning requirement on the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan for pregnant individuals and postpartum care.

2019-R-52
Recommends the exploration of members opting out of receiving a physical SAG-AFTRA member ID card.

2019-R-53
Supports advocacy for multilingual performers to be compensated additionally for translating English text into another language.

2019-R-54
Recommends the improvement of contractual terms for SVOD residuals.

2019-R-57
Recommends a focus group to review and make suggestions on improving SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Production paperwork and production website pages.

2019-R-58
Recommends a focus group to review and make suggestions on improving the efficiency of the SAG-AFTRA producer paperwork system.

2019-R-61
Recommends national background coverage on all SAG-AFTRA promulgated agreements.

2019-R-74
Recommends that casting professionals not be eligible to serve on SAG-AFTRA boards or contract committees.

2019-R-75
Recommends that national committee chairs coordinate with their co-chairs and/or vice chairs regarding all committee business.

2019-R-80
Recommends the exploration of a protected member contract information storage system.

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