TV/Theatrical Wages & Working Conditions

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TV/Theatrical Wages & Working Conditions

Wages in Working Conditions

 Members Get Ready: TV/Theatrical Negotiations Preparation Starts Oct. 24

Beginning Oct. 24, 2016, locals around the country will be holding Wages & Working Conditions (W&W) meetings in preparation for negotiation of the TV/Theatrical Contracts which expire June 30, 2017. 

Join your fellow members in making your voice heard in two ways:

Wages & Working Conditions Committee Meetings - These formal meetings use the information and ideas gathered from caucuses to create proposals for the 2017 contract negotiations. You may also raise your own areas of concern at these meetings. Check your email or your local web page at SAGAFTRA.org for specific dates and times in your area.

Email Suggestions - Can’t make it to a committee meeting? You can still play an active part by emailing your ideas to wandw2017@sagaftra.org. All recommendations must be received by Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. All proposal recommendations will be reviewed by the Wages & Working Conditions Committee.

Attention members who are actively producing: SAG-AFTRA members who are actively producing cannot attend the W&W Committee meetings due to conflict of interest. 


Upcoming Events:

Los Angeles Local Wages & Working Conditions Meetings Completed

The Los Angeles TV/Theatrical Wages & Working Conditions committee has completed its work. The Los Angeles Co-Chairs wish to express their gratitude to all of the members who participated in this important process.


New York Local Wages & Working Conditions Meetings

When: 1 - 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25 
1 - 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27
1 - 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1         
1 - 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3
1 - 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8         
1 - 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10
*6 – 9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14 (Additional Meeting)
1 - 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15        
1 - 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17
Monday, Nov. 21 – Friday, Nov. 25: No meetings scheduled during Thanksgiving week.
Noon – 3 p.m., Monday Nov. 28 
1 – 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29

(Dates and times are subject to change as the process and the committees’ work unfolds. Notice will be given of any changes. No RSVP necessary.)

Where: SAG-AFTRA, Multi-Purpose Room
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023
(Between 63rd and 64th Streets)
All above listed meetings take place at this location.


Atlanta Local Wages & Working Conditions Meeting

When: 7 - 10 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14 
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: IATSE Local 479
4220 International Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30354
(Near the Hartsfield-Jackson International Terminal. Free parking is available.)

No RSVP necessary.


Chicago Local Wages & Working Conditions Meetings

When: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25 
Noon – 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9 
Noon – 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17
5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28 
(Dates and times are subject to change as the process and the committees’ work unfolds. Notice will be given of any changes.)

Where: SAG-AFTRA Chicago
1 E. Erie, Suite 660
Chicago, IL 60611
All above listed meetings take place at this location.
Free parking will be available in the 10 E. Ontario parking garage.

RSVP: Please email kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org or call (312) 867-5508. 


Dallas-Fort Worth Local Wages & Working Conditions Meeting

When: 2 – 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9
5:30 – 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17
11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29
(Dates and times are subject to change as the process and the committees’ work unfolds. Notice will be given of any changes.)

Where: SAG-AFTRA DFW Conference Room
15110 Dallas Parkway, Suite 440
Dallas, TX 75248

RSVP: Email sheila.rosenberg@sagaftra.org or call (214) 363-8300. The deadline to RSVP is 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28.


Hawaii Local Wages & Working Conditions Meeting

When: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9 
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30 
(Dates and times are subject to change as the process and the committees’ work unfolds. Notice will be given of any changes.)

Where: 949 Kapiolani Blvd., Musicians Board Room
Honolulu, HI  96814
Parking in the building is limited. Please park only in guest/member stalls.
All above listed meetings take place at this location

RSVP: Please RSVP to Brenda Ching at brenda.ching@sagaftra.org


Houston-Austin Local Wages & Working Conditions Meeting

When: 5:30 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1
5:30 – 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17
12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29
(Dates and times are subject to change as the process and the committees’ work unfolds. Notice will be given of any changes.)

Where: Via Phone Conference – RSVP required. Please note that SAG-AFTRA members who are actively producing cannot attend the W&W Committee meetings due to conflict of interest. 

RSVP: To RSVP, please email trish.avery@sagaftra.org or call (214) 363-8300, ext 2. Materials and call-in information will be given with verified RSVP. The deadline to register is 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28.


Miami Local Wages & Working Conditions Meeting

When: 2 – 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7 

Where: SAG-AFTRA Miami Local
3470 NW 82nd Avenue, Suite 780
Doral, FL 33122


New England Local Wages & Working Conditions Meetings

When: 7 – 9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1
12 - 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9

Where: SAG-AFTRA New England
20 Park Plaza, Suite 822
Boston, MA 02116

RSVP: These meetings are open to all paid up members (paid through Oct. 31, 2016 or April 30, 2017) but, due to building restrictions, you must RSVP in advance to newengland@sagaftra.org.


New Orleans Local Wages & Working Conditions Meeting

When: 7 - 9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15 
(Registration begins at 6:30 p.m.)

Where: Holiday Inn Metairie, Cypress 2 Room
2261 N. Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA 70001
Parking is free.

RSVP: Please RSVP by email to neworleans@sagaftra.org.


Philadelphia Local Wages & Working Conditions Meetings

When: 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16 
(Date and time are subject to change as the process and the committees’ work unfolds. Notice will be given of any changes.)

Where: 230 S. Broad Street, Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Nashville Local Wages & Working Conditions Meetings

When: 2 – 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7 

Where: 1108 17th Ave. 
Nashville, TN 37212


Ohio-Pittsburgh Local Wages & Working Conditions Meetings

When: A meeting of local members is being planned for early November so please let us know if you are interested in discussing your experiences working under this agreement. Dates and times are subject to change as the process and the committees’ work unfolds. Notice will be given of any changes.

Where: SAG-AFTRA Ohio-Pittsburgh Local Office
625 Stanwix St., Ste. 20070
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

RSVP: Contact Chelsea Danley Rodgers at chelsea.rodgers@sagaftra.org or (412) 281-6767 ext. 1# by Friday, Oct. 28. A meeting will then be scheduled.


Portland Local Wages & Working Conditions Meetings

When: 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9
6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29

Where: Oregon AFL-CIO Office     
3645 SE 32nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97202 

RSVP: Please either email portland@sagaftra.org or call the Seattle local office at (206) 282-2506. 


San Francisco-Northern California Local Wages & Working Conditions Meetings

When: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26
1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3
(Dates and times are subject to change as the process and the committees’ work unfolds. Notice will be given of any changes.)

Where: 350 Sansome Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94107 (between California & Sacramento)

Both meetings take place at this location.


San Diego Local Wages & Working Conditions Meetings

SAG-AFTRA is inviting all San Diego Local members who work the TV/Theatrical Contracts to the upcoming Los Angeles Wages and Working Conditions Committee meetings.

See Los Angeles meetings for details.


Seattle Local Wages & Working Conditions Meetings

When: Friday, Nov. 4 (Two sessions)
First Session: 3 p.m. 
Second Session: 7 p.m.

Where: SAG-AFTRA Seattle local office
23 Boylston Avenue East, Suite A
Seattle, WA 98102

RSVP: Please either email seattle@sagaftra.org or call the office at (206) 282-2506. 


Washington-Mid Atlantic Local Wages & Working Conditions Meetings

When: 1 – 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14 
Additional dates to be scheduled.

Where: SAG-AFTRA
7735 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 950
Bethesda, MD 20814
(Walk to Bethesda Metro on the red line; paid public parking nearby on Old Georgetown Road)

RSVP: Please email Anita Garcia at anita.garcia@sagaftra.org as participation is limited by fire department regulations.


Join TV/Theatrical Wages & Working Conditions Committees

SAG-AFTRA Locals may be conducting one or more Wages & Working Conditions Committee meetings in preparation for the SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical Contract Negotiations. Proposals for this important negotiation are developed through the involvement of members like you. Consider attending and participating in this very important process. Committee participation is open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members with the exception of any member actively producing due to conflict of interest.

If you have worked under the TV/Theatrical Contract, and are interested in being on your Local's WWC Committee, please send your name, email address and phone number to the following email depending on your local:

Arizona-Utah: azut@sagaftra.org by Friday, Oct. 21.

Colorado: colorado@sagaftra.org by Friday, Oct. 21.

Michigan: michigan@sagaftra.org by Monday, Oct. 31. 

Nevada: nevada@sagaftra.org by Friday, Oct. 21.

New Mexico: nm@sagaftra.org by Friday, Oct. 21.

New Orleans: neworleans@sagaftra.org by Friday, Oct. 21.

Twin Cities: twincities@sagaftra.org by Friday, Oct. 28.


Past Events:

Wages & Working Conditions Meetings

Los Angeles Local Wages & Working Conditions Meetings 

When: Wednesday, Oct. 26 – 10:15 a.m. – Background
Friday, Oct. 28 – 10:15 a.m. – Trailer/Promo; 11:15 a.m. – Stunts
Monday, Oct. 31 – No Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 2 – 10:15 a.m. – Singers; 11:15 a.m. – Young Performers; 12 p.m. – Open Discussion
Friday, Nov. 4 – 10:15 a.m. – Performance Capture; 11:15 a.m. – Voiceover; 12 p.m. – Open Discussion
Saturday, Nov. 5 – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Principal & Series Regular Performers (Additional Meeting)
Monday, Nov. 7 – 10:15 a.m. – Choreographers; 11:15 a.m. – Dancers; 12 p.m. – Open Discussion
Wednesday, Nov. 9 – 10:15 a.m. – EEO/Diversity/Staff Proposals on General Issues
Friday, Nov. 11 – No Meeting (Offices closed for Veteran’s Day)
Monday, Nov. 14 - Principal Performer Issues
Wednesday, Nov. 16 – Made for New Media
Friday, Nov. 18 – Travel & Exclusivity/Options
Monday, Nov. 21 – Additional Meeting: CW & General Issues
Nov. 22 - 25, No meetings scheduled during Thanksgiving week

FINAL WEEK SCHEDULE:

The Los Angeles W&W Committee meetings are entering their final week. The Committee will meet on Monday, Nov. 28, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Additional meetings if needed will be announced in the room.

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza
James Cagney Boardroom – Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.
All above listed meetings take place at this location

(Dates and times are subject to change as the process and the committees’ work unfolds. Notice will be given of any changes. No RSVP necessary.)


Wages & Working Conditions Caucuses Set

SAG-AFTRA announced the beginning of the TV/Theatrical Wages & Working Conditions (W&W) process in preparation for negotiation of the TV/Theatrical Contracts that expire June 30, 2017. W&W Committee meetings began nationwide on October 24. In order to lay the groundwork for those W&W meetings, the following caucuses were held throughout the month of September and early October.    

LOS ANGELES

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza
James Cagney Boardroom
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

Date and Topic*:

Sept. 8, 2016, 7-9 p.m. – Stunt Performers
Sept. 13, 2016, 7-9 p.m. – Dancers
Sept. 15, 2016, 7-9 p.m. – Background Performers
Sept. 19, 2016, 7-9 p.m. – Singers
Sept. 22, 2016, 6-8 p.m. – EEO/Diversity
Sept. 28, 2016, 7-9 p.m. – Voiceover Performers
Sept. 29, 2016, 7-9 p.m. – Trailer/Promo Announcers

NEW YORK

Where: SAG-AFTRA
Multi-Purpose Room
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10024

Date and Topic*: 

Sept. 8, 2016, 6-8 p.m. – Background Performers
Sept. 15, 2016, 2-4 p.m. – Singers
Sept. 20, 2016 3-5 p.m. – Trailer/Promo Announcers
Sept. 22, 2016, 6-8 p.m. – Voiceover Performers
Sept. 26, 2016 3-5 p.m. – Dancers 
Sept. 27, 2016, 7-9 p.m. – Stunt Performers 
Sept. 29, 2016, 6-8 p.m. – EEO/Diversity

WASHINGTON-MID ATANTIC

Where: SAG-AFTRA
7735 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 950
Bethesda, MD  20814
(Corner of Old Georgetown and Fairmont with the entrance on Fairmont)

Date and Topic*: 

Sept. 13, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. – Background Performers

It is only through the involvement of members that proposals for this vital negotiation are developed.

Can’t make it to a caucus or committee meeting? You can still play an active part by emailing your ideas to wandw2017@sagaftra.org. All proposal recommendations will be reviewed by the Wages & Working Conditions Committee.

*Caucus meetings are only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. No RSVP necessary; participation is limited only by fire department regulations. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2016) for admittance.


The Landscape of Scripted Dramatic Entertainment Presentation

The Wages and Working Conditions process (W&Ws) for the TV/Theatrical contracts kicked off in August. Members attended this presentation to learn more about how the industry is changing and the impact those changes are having on the membership. In person presentations were held in Los Angeles and New York, with a webinar held for locals across the country.