SAG-AFTRA has revealed that 98 percent of its members voted in favor of a television animation strike authorization in regards to discontent about scale wages and residuals for cartoons made for subscription VOD services.
In a note on the SAG-AFTRA website, President Gabrielle Carteris remarked: “This referendum result does not mean members are on strike. Rather, it gives the National Board the authority to declare a strike if absolutely necessary. We will keep negotiating with producers for a contract that guarantees members scale wages and residuals for animated programs made for streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon.”
She continued: “This vote sends a message that we are united and puts our negotiators in the best position possible.
“Our work doesn’t stop here. We must stay engaged. Please sign up for email updates about the animation negotiations and next steps our organizers are taking, and continue to share your support on social media with #ToonsUnited.
“Together, we will ensure our members get the fair contract they deserve.”