19. Juli 2018 Johannes Wolters

Meanwhile in the US:

July 18, 2018

Dear Member,

We’re fighting to win scale wages and residuals for animated programs made for streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon. Show your support by signing onto our letter of support, and signing up for email updates.

Thank you for your overwhelming support. We are pleased to report members voted 98.27 percent YES in favor of a TV Animation strike authorization. Voting closed July 18, and ballots were tabulated by Integrity Voting Systems.

It is important to note this referendum result does not mean members are on strike. Rather, it gives the National Board the authority to declare a strike if absolutely necessary. We will keep negotiating with producers for a contract that guarantees members scale wages and residuals for animated programs made for streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon.

This vote sends a message that we are united and puts our negotiators in the best position possible.

Our work doesn’t stop here. We must stay engaged. Please sign up for email updates about the animation negotiations and next steps our organizers are taking, and continue to share your support on social media with #ToonsUnited.

Together, we will ensure our members get the fair contract they deserve.

Strength in unity,

Gabrielle Carteris
President
SAG-AFTRA

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