The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild are pleased to announce the beginning of the Joint Wages & Working Conditions (W&W;) process in preparation for negotiation of the Commercials Contracts that were extended from October 31, 2008 to March 31, 2009. It is only through the involvement of members that proposals for this vital negotiation are developed.

There are four ways to make your voice heard:

Joint Commercials Contracts Caucuses - Join your fellow members to discuss what really matters! Open to all paid-up AFTRA and SAG members, the caucuses are free-form sessions where you can express any issue you feel should be addressed in the upcoming negotiations. Input from the caucuses directly effects the proposals formed by the Joint Wages & Working Conditions Committees.

Joint Wages & Working Conditions Committee Meetings - These formal meetings use the information and ideas gathered from the caucuses to create proposals for the 2009 contract negotiations.

Click here for W&W; meetings in Los Angeles.

Click here for W&W; meetings in New York.

Click here for Caucus meetings in New York and Los Angeles.

Click here for the Joint AFTRA, SAG, and JPC Informational meetings in New York and Los Angeles.

Regional Branch and Local members should contact your Branch or Local staff and visit your Branch and Local homepages for meetings in your area.

Email Suggestions - Canít make it to a caucus or committee meeting? You can still play an active part by emailing your ideas to or All proposal recommendations will be reviewed by the Joint Wages & Working Conditions Committee.

On-site Suggestion Box - Boxes will be placed in the AFTRA offices located at 5757 Wilshire Blvd (9th floor) and 260 Madison Avenue (7th floor) in New York, and in the SAG committee office at 5757 Wilshire Blvd (1st Fl.) in L.A. and 360 Madison Ave. (12th FL.) in N.Y. Feel free to drop-in your contract-related thoughts and concerns. Please note that the last day for suggestions is Friday, December 5, 2008.




Los Angeles
5757 Wilshire Boulevard
9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036

. New York
260 Madison Avenue
7th Floor
New York, NY 10016