Thursday, August 4, 2016

SAG-AFTRA Mobilizes Against Telemundo Over Non-Union Stance

SAG-AFTRA, which has been quietly organizing over the last several months against NBCUniversal’s Telemundo unit, amped up the pressure on the non-union broadcaster with the announcement of an advisory council of government officials and labor leaders in South Florida, where the company is based.

The initiative, dubbed #SAGAFTRAUNIDOS, seeks to end what the union blasted as “double-standard practices in Spanish-language television,” in which NBCUniversal has agreed to SAG-AFTRA contracts for English-language outlets such as NBC and other NBCUniversal properties but not for Telemundo.
Those contracts guarantee wage minimums, meal breaks, health insurance and residuals, among other benefits.

For more information, read Jonathan Handel's article in The Hollywood Reporter, by clicking here.

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