SAG-AFTRA is mailing voting informational cards to approximately 137,000 members today as part of the ratification process for the recently negotiated TV/Theatrical contracts. The joint referendum requires a vote on the proposed pacts, the 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement and the 2014 SAG-AFTRA Codified Basic Agreement, covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production.

At its July 12 meeting, the SAG-AFTRA National Board voted overwhelmingly to approve the tentative agreement reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, and is recommending ratification by members.

The cards mailed today instruct members how to vote online or, if they prefer, how to request a paper ballot, and provide them with a personal identification number. All votes, whether done online or by paper ballot, must be received by 5 p.m. PDT on Aug. 22, 2014. Tabulation will occur immediately after the deadline.

Informational meetings about the new contracts will be held Aug. 5 at 4 and 7 p.m PDT at participating locals. Members must present a paid-up SAG-AFTRA membership card for admission. Please check and watch your email for notices from the union with information about meetings in your area.  Members with questions regarding the Tentative Agreement should email or call (800) 518-6623.

Click here to view the referendum package.

SAG-AFTRA represents more than 165,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at