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Native actor, Roscoe Pond voted 'Yes' 2014 SAG-AFTRA TV & theatrical contracts

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The “Screen Actors Guild” (SAG) & “The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists” (AFTRA) sent out a public email to all paid up SAG-AFTRA members. This includes Native Americans. Ken Howard / President & national chair of the TV/theatrical negotiating committee. David White / national executive director & chief negotiator are urging union members to vote.

As a Native American background extra living in the state of New Mexico. Roscoe Pond has voted “yes” to the agreement, who will later see an increase in payment as a Stand-in and/or Extra. That will come over the course of several TV or movie productions that film in New Mexico.

Ken Howard & David White say, “Now is the time to vote for your future. The union has reached a tentative agreement on our contracts covering motion pictures, scripted prime-time dramatic television and new media production, and now it is time to vote.”

“You should have received a voting informational card in the mail with instructions on how to vote online or request a paper ballot if you prefer. If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to review the information and vote now - it’s easy and can be done quickly online.”

Top 10 reasons to vote “yes” for the “Tentative Television & Theatrical Contracts.”

“The tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers was the result of a lengthy, member-driven process, shaped by the feedback we received at wages and working conditions meetings and via email from members like you.”

“We are pleased with the results, and your SAG-AFTRA National Board agrees, overwhelmingly recommending that members vote to approve it. We have realized some significant gains, unifying the legacy SAG and AFTRA contracts into a single agreement and ensuring wage increases of 8.5 percent, compounding to 8.7 percent over the three-year term, in addition to increased contributions to the pension, health and retirement plans.”

2014 TV & Theatrical Contracts Referendum

“But none of these gains go into effect if members don’t ratify the agreement. Please find your informational card and vote today at www.ivsballot.com/tvtheatrical.”

If you are a paid up SAG-AFTRA member. Read all instructions on the post-card mailed to you on how to vote.

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