SAG, AFTRA OK proposals for upcoming talks

TV-theatrical negotiations scheduled to begin Sept. 27

During its national board meeting via bicoastal videoconference, the joint national board of SAG and AFTRA approved the package of proposals for their upcoming TV-theatrical negotiations with employers.

The current contracts expire June 30, while joint bargaining with the companies is scheduled to begin Sept. 27 at AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks.

SAG president Ken Howard and AFTRA national president Roberta Reardon are co-chairing the negotiations. AFTRA national executive director Kim Roberts Hedgpeth and her SAG counterpart David White will serve as the unions' co-lead negotiators.

On Saturday, the SAG board voted to approve an expansion of the TV-theatrical joint bargaining agreement to include negotiations for a successor to the current industrial and educational contract.