SAG-AFTRA Reaches Deal to Represent Telemundo Employees
SAG-AFTRA said Thursday that it had reached a tentative contract with Telemundo Television Studios to cover Spanish-language television performers. The agreement, which comes after a year of negotiations, includes participation and contributions to the guild’s health and pension plans, as well as increases in certain compensation. The details of the new agreement will be presented to the SAG-AFTRA National Board for approval at its upcoming meeting on July 21st. One condition includes residuals for both foreign and domestic exploitation and streaming platforms, based on a percentage of Telemundo’s gross revenue. It also includes first-ever guaranteed minimum rates for all covered performer categories. Telemundo employees voted in March 2017 to organize with SAG-AFTRA, with 81% of eligible voters choosing to unionize. The Miami-based network was acquired by NBCUniversal in 2001 and is the largest employer of Spanish-language performers in the United States. More here.