Members of the Screen Actors Guild overwhelmingly approved a two-year contract covering feature and prime-time work after almost a year without a deal and a dramatic battle within the organization.
In an announcement Tuesday, SAG said 78 percent of voting members ratified the contract, which the guild's board approved in April.
"This decisive vote gets our members back to work with immediate pay raises and puts SAG in a strong position for the future," said David White, SAG's interim national executive director. "Preparation for the next round of negotiations begins now. Our members can expect more positive changes in the coming months as we organize new work opportunities, repair and reinvigorate our relationships with our sister unions and industry partners, and continue to improve the Guild's operations."
The new contract is similar to the one producers offered a year ago...
Marg Helgenberger has filed for divorce from her husband, Alan Rosenberg, of nearly two decades, according to court documents.
The CSI star, who separated from Rosenberg near the end of last year, cited irreconcilable differences in documents filed Tuesday in Los Angeles. Helgenberger, 50, is also seeking spousal support while asking the court to deny any for Rosenberg, 58, the president of Screen Actors Guild.
At the time of their separation ...
In the last seven months, the Screen Actors Guild has rejected a contract offer from studios, talked about a strike, prepared to ask the rank and file for permission to call one, delayed that plan, replaced its lead negotiators and returned to the bargaining table.
All, it seems, to get almost the same contract offer studios made on June 30.
A Los Angeles judge has shut down an attempt to block talks between new Screen Actors Guild negotiators and major studios, which means – surprise – feuding within the group will go on.
SAG President Alan Rosenberg and three other plaintiffs filed a motion Tuesday challenging a vote by the guild's board of directors that ousted SAG executive director Doug Allen and created a new negotiating team.
Moderates within the union blamed Rosenberg and Allen for botching past negotiations, and had planned to try again with the new team Tuesday. But that plan was delayed by the legal maneuver.
Don't look for that Screen Actors Guild strike to happen anytime soon.
The group had planned to resume negotiations with studios Tuesday in the hopes of winning contract concessions to avoid a strike. But those talks have been delayed by SAG's latest internal fight.