Online and mail-in votes will be tabulated after ballots are returned on Aug. 22
The SAG and AFTRA boards approved the proposed merger last Friday and Saturday. Members of each union will vote on the matter in March
The proposal still needs approval from both unions' boards and then from members
The package covers recordings on all media and music formats, including audiobooks, comedy albums and cast albums
Includes a first-ever streaming fee for actors in videogames
Program minimums, health & retirement contributions rise; new-media rules stay the same
Hollywood trade organizations discuss Internet piracy with Obama administration officials
Terms include better pay, protection on "vocally stressful" roles.