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- SAG-AFTRA announces the end of their strike and tentative approval of a new deal with the studios in a celebratory statement.
- The new deal includes significant compensation increases, protections against AI, and a streaming participation bonus. Pension & Health caps are raised.
- The statement claims the contract will benefit all SAG-AFTRA members, providing sustainable careers and improved provisions for background performers and diverse communities.
SAG-AFTRA responds to the tentative conclusion of the actors strike, hinting at their new deal with the studios. The actors guild first went on strike back in July, joining the writers guild, which was also on strike at the time. Now, the SAG-AFTRA strike has finally reached its tentative conclusion after 117 days, as the guild negotiators approved a new deal with the studios.
Now, SAG-AFTRA responds to their strike victory. Check out their statement below:
We are thrilled and proud to tell you that today your TV/Theatrical Negotiating Committee voted unanimously to approve a tentative agreement with the AMPTP. As of 12:01am PT on Nov. 9, our strike is officially suspended and all picket locations are closed. We will be in touch in the coming days with information about celebration gatherings around the country.
In a contract valued at over one billion dollars, we have achieved a deal of extraordinary scope that includes “above-pattern” minimum compensation increases, unprecedented provisions for consent and compensation that will protect members from the threat of AI, and for the first time establishes a streaming participation bonus. Our Pension & Health caps have been substantially raised, which will bring much needed value to our plans. In addition, the deal includes numerous improvements for multiple categories including outsize compensation increases for background performers, and critical contract provisions protecting diverse communities.
We have arrived at a contract that will enable SAG-AFTRA members from every category to build sustainable careers. Many thousands of performers now and into the future will benefit from this work.
Full details of the agreement will not be provided until the tentative agreement is reviewed by the SAG-AFTRA National Board.
We also thank our union siblings — the workers that power this industry — for the sacrifices they have made while supporting our strike and that of the Writers Guild of America. We stand together in solidarity and will be there for you when you need us.
Thank you all for your dedication, your commitment and your solidarity throughout this strike. It is because of YOU that these improvements became possible.
In solidarity and gratitude,
Your TV/Theatrical Negotiating Committee
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