In national voting completed today, the members of SAG-AFTRA ratified the 2020 TV/Theatrical agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Members approved the new, three-year contracts covering motion pictures, television and new media production by a vote of 74.22% to 25.78% percent with a turnout of 27.15%.
In addition to codifying meaningful wage increases, improvements to funding for the benefit plans and significantly improved residuals for streaming video, the agreement includes new protections governing nudity, simulated sex scenes and sexual harassment prevention.
We want to thank the negotiating committee and many members who got involved and used their voices to help set the priorities for this contract. This is a forward-thinking agreement that builds on the changing realities of the streaming business and positions our union to continue the fight for a safer workplace for all.
We also want to recognize the incredible dedication and commitment of our staff who worked so diligently throughout this negotiation.
The agreement becomes effective retroactive to July 1, 2020, and expires June 30, 2023.
Thank you for your deep dedication to your union.
David P. White
National Executive Director