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Page 22 of 57 | Summer 2018 | SAG-AFTRA 21 LIFE IN THE FAST 'LAANE' S AG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris, National Board member Lisa Vidal, left, and actor Tichina Arnold, right, called for solidarity between women in all industries in the fight against workplace abuses. They spoke at the From Truth to Power luncheon at the J.W. Marriott in Los Angeles. The May 18 event, organized by LAANE, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, featured a reception, pop-up boutique and luncheon that celebrated women leadership in Los Angeles. Monday, Oct. 1 Period begins to request paper final ballots in lieu of online voting. Monday, Oct. 22 Submissions close at 5 p.m. PT. Thursday, Nov. 15 Nominations balloting opens. Monday, Dec. 3 Deadline for paying November 2018 dues and/or changing address with SAG-AFTRA to be eligible for final balloting. Friday, Dec. 7 Records pulled for final balloting. Sunday, Dec. 9 Nominations balloting closes at 5 p.m. PT. Wednesday, Dec. 12 Nominations announced. Tuesday, Dec. 18 Final voting opens. Friday, Jan. 11 Final day to request paper ballots in lieu of online voting. Friday, Jan. 25 Final votes must be cast online or ballots received by the elections firm by noon PT. Sunday, Jan. 27 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ® Visit "It's lovely to receive an award from your own union. Especially at a time when they're being so forcefully reminded how important unions are." — JULIE CHRISTIE, 14th Annual SAG Awards MEMBERS APPROVE TV ANIMATION STRIKE AUTHORIZATION M embers have overwhelmingly voted to approve a strike authorization for the TV Animation Agreements. In voting that closed on July 18, more than 98 percent of members voted in favor of the referendum. The vote gives the National Board the authority to declare a strike if necessary, which can be used as a negotiation tool. It does not mean a strike is inevitable. SAG-AFTRA has spent the past year fighting to win scale wages and residuals for animated programs made for streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon — a large and fast- growing segment of members' work as animation performers. The most that the producers have been willing to do is cover slightly less than half of these programs with terms that provide scale wages and residuals, as compared to 80 percent coverage for live-action performers. Even that substandard coverage would only happen in exchange for concessions that live-action performers did not have to make. The strike authorization was an important way for members to demonstrate their solidarity and resolve. Members can show their support for the effort on social media with the hashtag #ToonsUnited. Find out the latest at JOHN SHEARER/WIREIMAGE.COM

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