– The National Board�unanimously approved an agreement with the Joint Policy Committee, which bargains the Commercials Contracts on behalf of employers, to pursue a ?Clearinghouse Project? designed to address some of the data challenges encountered during the Gross Ratings Point (?GRP?) Pilot Project conducted pursuant to the 2009 Commercials Contracts. This agreement results in the mutually agreed upon cancellation of an October early bargaining period regarding GRP that the parties had agreed to during the 2009 negotiations. In light of the additional preparation time made available by the cancellation of early bargaining, the National Board approved a revised schedule for the Commercials Contracts wages and working conditions process. The process will begin with educational meetings to be held in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago beginning August 7th. Formal W&W meetings will be scheduled to begin after September 10th. The start date of formal negotiations for successor agreements to the 2009 Commercials Contracts has not yet been set. – The National Board also unanimously approved terminating the legacy SAG ...
Sunday, 22 July 2012
SAG-AFTRA Board Cancels Early Bargaining Of Commercials Contracts
The National Board of Directors of SAG-AFTRA met today via videoconference in the first day of a regularly scheduled two-day plenary. It agreed to cancel early bargaining of the Commercials Contracts. The National Board also ended the�SAG Interactive Media Agreement and soon will put into effect�the�AFTRA agreement. It also approved an industry-wide music video pact. Here are the relevant portions of today’s announcement: