Tag Archives: Collective Bargaining Agreements

AFofM Agreements to Expire on February 14, 2014

The collective bargaining agreement between the American Federation of Musicians (AFofM) and the advertising industry (as extended by the bargaining parties in 2012) will expire on February 14, 2014. What needs to be done? If your company is a Joint Policy Committee (JPC) authorizer, your company's interests in this agreement will be represented by the JPC in negotiations with the AFofM; no further action is required. If your company no longer wishes to be represented by the JPC in collective bargaining, you must withdraw your authorization from the JPC no later than December 14, 2013, by written notice to the JPC and a copy to the AFofM. Additionally, if you also wish to terminate your signatory status and adherence to the contract upon the expiration date, you must provide AFofM with sixty (60) days advance written notice of your desire to terminate the contract.… Continue Reading

Reminder: Joint Policy Committee Seminar – July 10

On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, the ANA-4A's JPC will be conducting an in-person seminar in Boston to review the new provisions of the SAG-AFTRA 2013-2016 Commercials Contracts. This will be the last in the current series of regional JPC seminars regarding the new provisions. Stacy Marcus, Legal Counsel to the JPC will be leading the discussion. This seminar is open to all industry members and is geared to those industry professionals involved in paying actors under the collective bargaining agreements.… Continue Reading

Joint Policy Committee Seminar Hosted by Talent Partners

On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, the ANA-4A's JPC will be conducting an in-person seminar in Boston to review the new provisions of the SAG-AFTRA 2013-2016 Commercials Contracts. This will be the last in the current series of regional JPC seminars regarding the new provisions. Stacy Marcus, Legal Counsel to the JPC will be leading the discussion. This seminar is open to all industry members and is geared to those industry professionals involved in paying actors under the collective bargaining agreements.… Continue Reading

Allocation Dispute Procedures

We have received some questions on how existing allocation disputes in multi-service celebrity endorsement deals should be resolved in light of the procedures adopted in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”). As you are fully aware, the determination of appropriate allocations of compensation between covered and non-covered services in multi-service contracts and the process to … Continue Reading

Why Be a JPC Authorizer?

Few people are aware that the union collective bargaining agreements that govern the employment of performers and musicians in commercials in traditional and non-traditional media are collectively the largest union agreements in the entertainment business. Under these agreements, advertisers pay union performers and musicians nearly $1 billion a year. In the collective bargaining process, the … Continue Reading
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