As their trade agreement expires tonight, SAG-AFTRA and the Joint Policy Committee of the Advertising Industry have agreed to extend their negotiations on a daily basis to allow negotiations to continue.
At this point, the union said, “all the terms of the 2019 trade agreement – including all the concessions and provisions that might otherwise be sunset – have been extended. The parties under the media blackout will continue to negotiate.”
The negotiations, which began in New York on February 16, include a number of agreements that generate about $ 1 billion a year for union members.
During the talks, SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland said, “The key to our success as a union is to negotiate strong agreements and to ensure that employment opportunities are increased under our trade agreement. SAG-AFTRA’s priority.”
SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher said at the time that he was “so impressed by the dedication and ingenuity of the negotiating committee that he painstakingly put together this proposal package, which really addresses the needs of commercial actors and moves the needle forward.”