The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) released the following statement congratulating the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) following ratification of the agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).
“The members of SAG-AFTRA showed our nation what is possible this year when workers come together and fight for a better workplace. Congratulations to all the SAG-AFTRA members and staff who have fought for months for this contract which will bring significant gains in wages, health benefits, pension contributions, and important AI protections,” said AFM International President Tino Gagliardi.
AFM and the AMPTP have set contract negotiations for theatrical and television film work for January 22-31 (minus weekends) in Los Angeles.
“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. “I look forward to working with the industry to get a fair deal on our contract when negotiations begin in January.”
The AFM is committed to fighting for the rights and well-being of members and improving industry wages, working conditions, and residual payments for made-for-streaming content. Learn more about the Fair Share for Musicians campaign, created by musicians who record for motion pictures and television shows in preparation for negotiations of the AFM’s Basic Theatrical Motion Picture and Basic Television Motion Picture Agreements.