SAG and AFTRA
health plans merged in January, enabling more members to qualify, so the talks with the studios could be the first real test of the clout the two guilds sought to gain by merging.
, a trade-related technical assistance facility hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), was established in 2013 to provide funding for trade facilitation, building capacity for trade institutions, and developing products and markets in Africa.
His counterpart at the 70,000-member AFTRA
, Roberta Readon said she was "extremely pleased we met our goal of increasing contributions to our retirement and pension plans, and that we successfully completed this negotiation now to protect the needs of performers early in the process."
Both SAG and AFTRA
are in the process of seeking new deals with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) to replace existing contracts which expire on June 30.
And this had to do with retaliation for my asking to have an AFTRA
union representative in the room at a meeting where I was told I would be disciplined."
The American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA
) hail the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP) decision setting the payment terms that will govern webcasters when they use music on radio-style Internet programs.
The dispute could result in a walkout by Hollywood's biggest names, who are all members of the Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) or the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA
Two months later, the contract with the 120,000 members of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA
) also expires.
The pact calls for annual wage increases of 4 percent, raising the minimum daily pay scale for principal performers to $504 over the term of the contract and the weekly scale to $1,752; a daily rate of $65 for general extra performers, $75 for speciality ability extra performers, and $90 for stand-ins (the AFTRA
Network Code rate applies to AFTRA
members); an increase in daily meal allowances; and elimination of the 10-percent night work premium, except for certain work during post-production.
The guild is going into its second master contract negotiation as it prepares to complete the merger of the SAG and AFTRA
health plans in January.