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January 2008

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AFTRA Members: Get Ready for Primetime!

Chicago
Los Angeles

New York
Washington/Baltimore
Other Locals
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It's time for AFTRA members to get ready for Primetime by joining in the Wages and Working Conditions process for negotiations of Exhibit A of the AFTRA Network TV Code.

"Exhibit A" is your union's terms for dramas and situation comedies on primetime network television (ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox) and pay TV (HBO, Showtime, and other pay channels). Please join your fellow AFTRA members in attending W&W; meetings to discuss issues you'd like considered in the upcoming negotiations.

For the past 27 years, AFTRA has conducted negotiations for primetime jointly with Screen Actors Guild through what’s known as the Phase One Agreement, and we’ve historically announced formal W&W; and negotiations jointly. Although SAG effectively terminated the joint bargaining agreement in July, AFTRA nonetheless recommended the unions work together to co-host the proposal gathering process for the mutual convenience of performers with membership in both unions.

Meetings with the AFTRA Primetime Steering Committee are open to all AFTRA members who work in primetime TV and pay television dramas and comedies. Open caucuses are open to all AFTRA members who work the contracts, but will target specific categories and subject matters on the dates as indicated.


Chicago
AFTRA and SAG will co-host these meetings. All meetings will be held in the AFTRA/SAG Memorial Board Room, One East Erie, Suite 650, Chicago. Meetings should not last longer than two hours. All meetings are at noon and lunch with be served so please call 312.573.8081 to RSVP.

February 6
12 noon

February 13
12 noon

February 20
12 noon

February 27
12 noon


Los Angeles

AFTRA and SAG will co-host these meetings. All meetings will be held at Museum Square, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, in either the AFTRA Board Room or the SAG Board Room. Specific room assignments will be posted in the building Lobby.

January 30
10 am-12 noon
Open Caucus for Actors

February 4
10 am – 1 pm
 AFTRA Primetime Committee

February 5
6:30-9 pm
Open Caucus for On Camera

February 6
10 am – 1 pm 
 AFTRA Primetime Committee

February 7
6:30 – 9 pm
Open Caucus for Voiceover and Singers

February 8
10 am – 1 pm
AFTRA Primetime Committee

February 11
10 am – 1 pm;
AFTRA Primetime Committee

February 12
6:30 – 9 pm
Open Caucus for Background Performers

February 13
10 am – 1 pm
AFTRA Primetime Committee

February 15
10 am – 1 pm
AFTRA Primetime Committee

February 19
10 am – 1 pm
AFTRA Primetime Committee

February 20
10 am – 1 pm
AFTRA Primetime Committee

February 22
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
AFTRA Primetime Committee

February 22
6:30 – 9 pm
Open Caucus for New Media

February 25
10 am – 5 pm
AFTRA Primetime Committee

February 26
10 am – 5 pm
AFTRA Primetime Committee

February 27
10 am – 5 pm
AFTRA Primetime Committee

February 29
10 am – 5 pm
AFTRA Primetime Committee

New York
AFTRA and SAG will co-host these meetings. All meetings will be held in SAG Boardroom, 360 Madison Avenue, 14th Floor, New York 10017.

Tuesday, January 29
10 am - 12 noon
AFTRA Primetime Committee

Wednesday, January 30
4 - 6 pm
AFTRA Primetime Committee

Monday, February 4
10 am - 12 noon
AFTRA Primetime Committee

Tuesday, February 5
10 am - 12 noon
AFTRA Primetime Committee

Friday, February 8
10 am - 12 noon
AFTRA Primetime Committee

Friday, February 8
5 - 7 pm
Open Meeting for Singers

Monday, February 11
10 am - 12 noon
AFTRA Primetime Committee

Tuesday, February 12
10 am - 12 noon
AFTRA Primetime Committee

Thursday, February 14
10 am - 12 noon
AFTRA Primetime Committee

Tuesday, February 19
10 am - 12 noon
AFTRA Primetime Committee

Tuesday, February 19
6 - 9 pm
Open Caucus for Principals

Wednesday, February 20
10 am - 12 noon
AFTRA Primetime Committee

Friday, February 22
10 am - 12 noon
AFTRA Primetime Committee

Monday, February 25
10 am - 12 noon
AFTRA Primetime Committee

Tuesday, February 26
6 - 9 pm
Open Caucus for Background

Wednesday, February 27
10 am - 12 noon
AFTRA Primetime Committee

Friday, February 29
10 am - 12 noon
AFTRA Primetime Committee


Washington/Baltimore
AFTRA and SAG will co-host these meetings. All meetings will be held at the AFTRA and SAG office at 4340 East West Highway, Suite 204, Bethesda, Maryland. Please RSVP to Jane Love at jlove@aftra.com.

Tuesday, February 12
2 pm

Tuesday, February 19
2 pm

Other Locals
Please check with your Local AFTRA office for information. 

Can't make the meetings?
E-mail your suggestions for proposals to primetime@aftra.com. Your suggestions and ideas will be forwarded to the AFTRA Primetime Steering Committee.

 

Keep track of Exhibit A—and negotiations for other AFTRA contracts—at www.aftra.com/negotiations.