The membership of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has voted to ratify a new three-year agreement, ending the threat of the first national strike in the union’s history. The contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers was ratified despite opposition from many members who felt it did not do enough to address oppressive working conditions on set, including long hours and a lack of timely rest periods.
Actors, performers and hosts who work on The Young and the Restless, Saturday Night Live Dancing With the Stars and other unscripted television shows are a step closer to a pay raise.
The American Federation of Musicians has reached a TV videotape agreement with ABC, CBS and NBC that covers variety shows like American Idol and latenight TV. The new three-year deal includes wage increases; increased pension, health and welfare contributions; and new media provisions requiring residuals when TV shows are used or reused in webcasts or online.
The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists announced Friday night that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Big Four broadcast networks on a new network TV contract, ocvering all network programming except scripted primetime shows..