SAG, AFTRA game for new contracts

Unions reach tentative pacts with video game industry

SAG and AFTRA have reached tentative agreements with the video game industry on new contracts. Those deals now go to the SAG national board and the AFTRA administrative committee for approval.

If approved, and if the respective memberships ratify the agreements, both contracts will run through March 30, 2011.

The proposed contracts include a 3% wage increase for SAG at the start and another 2.5% increase on April 1, 2010 for both unions. The pension and health contribution rate for SAG will increase by 0.5%, then another 0.2% on Jan. 1, 2010 for both unions.

The SAG national board and the AFTRA administrative committee will meet to weigh the tentative deals in the coming weeks.
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