Hollywood Teamsters leaders asked the membership to ratify a 2 year contract proposed by the studios. The membership then voted to ratify, ending the possibility of a strike that could have shuttered production.
David White heralded the proposed agreement between SAG and the studios as "a good deal with solid gains," and added that "Within the context of negotiations [lasting] over a year and an economy changed radically since 2008, it's a fantastic deal."
SAG President Alan Rosenberg, who spoke at the picnic cum rally, predicted "a good chance" of defeat for the pending TV/theatrical deal, but that seems unlikely if MF can only attract a handful of members to an event in LA.
The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors today voted to approve and recommend to members, new, two-year successor agreements to the 2005 Producer-Screen Actors Guild Codified Basic Agreement.
SAG and AFTRA reached a deal with the advertising industry, retaining the compensation structure for broadcast network commercials, and resisting the industry's attempt to reduce pension and health contributions.