AFTRA President Roberta Reardon Comments on DGA Agreement

January 18, 2008 by:

LOS ANGELES (January 17, 2008) — The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the national labor union of 70,000 actors, singers, dancers, announcers, and other broadcast talent, issued the following statement by President Roberta Reardon regarding the announcement that the Directors Guild of America has reached an agreement with the AMPTP:”AFTRA is encouraged by the news that the DGA has reached a deal with the AMPTP. We have yet to have an opportunity to review the specifics of their deal but we remain optimistic that the Writers Guild will soon resume negotiations with the studios so people can return to work. AFTRA’s priority is to negotiate strong wages, residuals, benefits, and working conditions for talent in all TV day parts and formats and we intend to resume our own negotiations with the networks and major producers for the Network Code on or before February 19, said AFTRA President Roberta Reardon.



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