Commercials Contracts with Performers’ Unions To Be Extended Until March 31, 2013

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The current collective bargaining agreements between the advertising industry and unions for performers who appear in commercials -- the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists – are set to expire on March 31, 2012. The unions have , proposed a one-year extension of the Commercials Contracts, from April 1, 2012, through March 31, 2013, during which time all rates, terms and conditions from the 2009 – 2012 Commercials Contracts would remain in effect. Wages and Pension and Health/Health and Retirement contributions would remain at current levels, while the Pension and Health/Health and Retirement contribution cap in the 2009-2012 Commercials Contracts would take effect, as negotiated, on January 1, 2012.

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