New SAG-AFTRA agreements go to vote


Sag-aftraSAG-AFTRA is mailing voting informational cards to approximately 137,000 members as part of the ratification process for the recently negotiated TV/Theatrical contracts. The joint referendum requires a vote on the proposed pacts, the 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement and the 2014 SAG-AFTRA Codified Basic Agreement, covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production.

At its 7/12 meeting, the SAG-AFTRA National Board voted overwhelmingly to approve the tentative agreement reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, and is recommending ratification by members.

The cards instruct members how to vote online or, if they prefer, how to request a paper ballot, and provide them with a personal identification number. All votes, whether done online or by paper ballot, must be received by 5 p.m. PT on 8/22. Tabulation will occur immediately after the deadline.

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