The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) applauds the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) on reaching a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The new three-year contract, which covers more than 160,000 actors and other performers, includes significant gains in wages, health benefits, and pension contributions.
“We are thrilled that SAG-AFTRA has been able to secure a strong agreement that will benefit its members,” said AFM International President Tino Gagliardi. “This is a testament to the power of solidarity and the willingness of performers to stand up for what they deserve. We are hopeful that the success of the SAG-AFTRA negotiations will bode well for our upcoming talks.”
“The AFM is committed to ensuring that all musicians are fairly compensated for their work, regardless of the platform on which it is distributed,” said Gagliardi. “The tentative SAG-AFTRA agreement is a sign that the industry is willing to work with performers to reach fair deals.”
The AFM will soon be in negotiations with the AMPTP for a new contract covering musicians in the film and television industry.