Monday, October 20, 2008
SAG Requests Mediation
Yesterday the Screen Actor's Guild National Board of Directors passed the following resolution at its quarterly plenary in Los Angeles: “In hopes of moving the Theatrical and TV negotiations forward, the National Board hereby takes the following actions: SAG will formally request a federal mediator be brought into the negotiations. The Board adds four new members to the National Negotiating Committee, two from the Hollywood Division, one from the New York Division and one from the Regional Branch Division. The Board authorizes a referendum and accompanying educational information be sent to the members requesting their authorization for the National Board to call a strike in the Theatrical and TV Contract, at such time as the Negotiating Committee determines in its sole discretion that the mediation process has failed.” Adopted: 96.72% to 3.28% Approval of the strike authorization would require 75 percent approval of members who vote.