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SAG NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES CONDITIONS THAT PERMITTED A JOINT BARGAINING WITH AFTRA ON COMMERCIALS CONTRACTS (OCT. 20, 2008)

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SAG National Board of Directors Approves Conditions that Will Permit Joint Bargaining with AFTRA on Commercials Contracts


Los Angeles (October 20, 2008)—The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors meeting in Los Angeles Saturday, October 18, approved a proposed agreement outlining conditions to permit joint bargaining with AFTRA for the Commercials Contracts under the terms of the Phase 1 agreement.

The AFL-CIO and its Department of Professional Employees helped facilitate the proposed agreement. The exact terms of the proposed agreement, which is still subject to modification until deemed final, are confidential. Committees delegated by each individual union will meet to review and approve the final agreement language.

The Board also received an informational briefing on the Guild’s outreach program to inform members regarding the Booz Allen Hamilton Commercials Study findings jointly commissioned by SAG, AFTRA and the advertising industry’s bargaining representative, the Joint Policy Committee (JPC). SAG and AFTRA representatives are delivering the presentations in joint member meetings in various cities in preparation for upcoming Commercials Contracts Wages and Working Conditions meetings.

After a 5-month extension agreed to by SAG, AFTRA and the JPC on August 27, the Commercial Contracts will expire March 31, 2009.

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According to Variety, it looks like the AMPTP is willing to come back to the table now that there’s a federal mediator involved. They could announce that talks are back on as early as today.

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Federal Mediater:

SAG MEETS WITH JUAN CARLOS GONZALEZ
Los Angeles, (October 24, 2008) — Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg, National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator Doug Allen and Deputy National Executive Director for Contracts Ray Rodriguez met with Juan Carlos Gonzalez this afternoon at SAG headquarters in Los Angeles to discuss Screen Actors Guild’s request for mediation and the possibilities regarding the resumption of negotiations. It is our understanding that Mr. Gonzalez is going to meet with AMPTP representatives next Thursday.

 

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