Summer 2018

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL SALE! Choose between the classic SAG-AFTRA T-shirt or items like mugs and gym bags. Whatever you're looking for, you'll find something at that any SAG-AFTRA member will enjoy. USE PROMO CODE AUTUMN TO RECEIVE 30% OFF PURCHASES OVER $20. While supplies last. Discount applies to available inventory only and does not include shipping and handling charge. Hurry, offer expires Oct. 31, 2018. | Summer 2018 | SAG-AFTRA 23 WAGES & WORKING CONDITIONS MEETINGS: TIME TO GET INVOLVED T he Commercials Contracts are among SAG-AFTRA's largest contracts, representing more than $1 billion in annual earnings for union members. SAG-AFTRA bargains with the Joint Policy Committee, also known as the JPC, which represents advertisers and advertising agencies in collectively bargaining the terms and conditions that govern the employment of performers in commercials. In preparation for upcoming negotiations, a first step is for the union to hold open and category-specific meetings for active, paid-up membership. This is the first step in the Wages & Working Conditions process and members are invited to participate. It is only through the involvement of members that proposals for this vital negotiation are developed. Members' comments, observations and feedback inform the Commercial Negotiating Committee on priorities and educate union staff on how members would like to see the contract work. There are many ways members can make their voices heard: • Commercials Contracts Caucuses — Join fellow members to discuss what really matters. Open to all paid-up SAG-AFTRA members, the caucuses are an opportunity for members to express any issue they feel should be addressed in the upcoming negotiations. Input from the caucuses directly affects the proposals formed by the Wages & Working Conditions Committees. • Wages & Working Conditions Committee Meetings — These more formal meetings use the information and ideas gathered from the caucuses to create proposals for the contract negotiations. Check with your local or for more information. • Constituent Committee Meetings — If you are a member of a category-specific committee such as the National or Local Background Committee, National or Local Stunt Committee, National or Local Singers Committee, etc., stay tuned: These committees will begin deliberating on the upcoming negotiations shortly. • Email Suggestions — If members cannot make it to a caucus or committee meeting, they can still play an active part by emailing ideas to All recommendations will be reviewed by the Wages & Working Conditions Committee. It is imperative that as many members as possible participate in this process to ensure the strongest position for negotiations. 30 % OFF

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