Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday October 17, 2016

SAG-AFTRA Set Strike Date Against Video Game Giants

It looks as though SAG-AFTRA will be moving ahead with its strike against the video game industry saying that it needs a contract that "fits the needs" of its members. On the other hand, the video game industry maintains that performers are treated fairly and making more than $100 an hour plus benefits. eek!

The existing contract between Video Game Companies and SAG-AFTRA pays all performers more than $100 an hour plus benefits and most performers many times that. The Companies’ current proposals on the negotiation table includes wage increases for most performers and additional avenues for compensation that could yield many hundreds of dollars more in payments for limited integration and ratification bonuses. Although the Companies have had only one report of workplace injury due to vocal stress, the Companies have continued to look to ways to reduce the burdens on performers in this area through the more flexible work scheduling and other innovative work arrangements.