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Actors Unions Approve New Film & TV Contract LA Times

The joint board of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists overwhelmingly approved a recently negotiated film and TV contract on Saturday that will provide members with modest pay raises and an increase in employer contributions to their health and pension plans, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The combined board of the two main actors unions voted 89% to 11% to approve the contract. SAG has 125,000 members and shares about 40,000 members with its smaller sister union, which also represents broadcasters and performers.

The three-year contract is still subject to approval by a majority of union members before it can go into effect July 1.