SAG-AFTRA will extend its contracts for corporate, non-broadcast and educational work by a year, the actors’ union said Tuesday. The labor group said it will use the time to better prepare for the next negotiation and to give its members more opportunity to be involved in the process.
The contracts cover a subset of work, relating to public relations, sales promotion and training films made for schools, conventions, museums and the like.
The labor group’s board ratified the agreement between the union and the Producers Group on Oct. 1. The contracts which were negotiated in April 2011, were set to expire next April. The terms of the contracts have not changed, although those terms were not divulged.
“We are hoping to bring a renewed focus to bear on bringing more work under this agreement,” SAG-AFTRA’s Assistant National Executive Director, Contracts Ray Rodriguez said in a statement.