Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by David Robb on July 12, 2018.
SAG-AFTRA has reached what it calls a “historic” agreement with TelemundoTelevision Studios covering Spanish-language TV performers. The deal comes after 15 months of negotiations following a March 8, 2017, vote by Telemundo performers to unionize. Telemundo is the largest employer of Spanish-language talent in the United States.
“This is a historic moment for Spanish-language performers in our industry,” said SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris. “I am incredibly proud of our negotiating team and what they have accomplished. I also want to acknowledge Telemundo’s efforts in working with us to reach this agreement: a first contract with residuals, minimums, and pension and health – three pillars that set a strong foundation for generations to come.”
Said David White, the union’s national executive director, “This precedent-setting tentative agreement is a new beginning for Telemundo performers and speaks to the future of the Spanish-language media industry.” …