The National Board of directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) has appointed the 2011 AFTRA Network Television Code Negotiating Committee. Contract talks with the major networks are set to begin November 7th in Las Angeles – just 8 days before the current contract is due to run out on November 15th.
AFTRA National President Roberta Reardon will chair the 25-member committee and AFTRA National Executive Director Kim Roberts Hedgpeth will serve as Chief Negotiator for the Union. The will negotiate with representatives of ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and other producers.
The AFTRA Network Television Code is the Union’s largest national collective bargaining agreement, and generates more than $300 million a year in member earnings. The Network Code covers programming in all television day parts, except for primetime dramatic programs on the networks and the CW.