SAG-AFTRA Members Approve New Contract for Commercials

First Major Agreement for Merged Unions

SAG-AFTRA members voted 96% in favor of approving a new three-year contract with advertisers covering commercials on TV and radio. They are the first major contracts negotiated following the merger of the two unions in March 2012.

According to SAG-AFTRA, the contract represents an additional $238 million in wage increases (a 6% pay increase) and other payments over all categories of performers, including for cable airings, online and new media platforms.

The contracts are effective immediately and are retroactive to April 1, 2013.

The SAG-AFTRA board voted unanimously on April 21 to approve the contracts.