Los Angeles--None of the Interactive Video Game Companies that have bargained together have signed a contract with SAG-AFTRA. Any report or statement that suggests otherwise is either mistaken or direct misinformation. The SAG-AFTRA strike against the major video game developers and publishers continues since it began in October 2016. While there have been no talks [...]
On October 27, 2016, Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, issued a statement about the SAG-AFTRA strike. The following is the response provided by the counsel to the Video Game Companies. Click the button to read the full letter or see below: October 28, 2016 Dear President Trumka: I represent the nine [...]
Video Game Companies Release New Documents That Show Companies and SAG-AFTRA Reached Agreement on Voice Stress, Work Safety Proposals Before Union Called Strike
Documents Prove Video Game Companies Met Union’s Economic and Other Demands For New Interactive Media Agreement LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Video Game Companies today released copies of the Companies’ and the Union’s last proposals which show that the Companies matched SAG-AFTRA’s requests for wages, benefits, and additional compensation before the Union called [...]
Companies Disappointed that Union Insisted on Strike, Not Over Money But Over Terminology LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The chief negotiator for Video Game Companies today said the Companies called upon the leadership of SAG-AFTRA to put the Companies’ final proposal for the Interactive Media Agreement to a vote of the members, rather [...]
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Interactive Video Game Companies made a final offer to video game performers that included an immediate 9 percent wage hike if SAG-AFTRA union members ratify the offer by Dec. 1 as part of a Comprehensive Revised and Enhanced Final Package Proposal for a new three year contract. But the [...]
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is attributed to Scott J. Witlin of the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, which represents a coalition of Interactive Video Game Publishing Companies in negotiations with SAG-AFTRA for a video game contract for voice actors. "We have negotiated in good faith for the [...]
We want voice performers to know the facts about the wage increases, increased benefits and scheduling offers we are making to you through our negotiations with your union SAG-AFTRA. We have offered SAG-AFTRA a mutually beneficial package that rewards and respects the work and talent you provide to us and our fans.