The basic story is:
- A three year contract including a 2% annual wage increase and a 10% hike in employer contributions to the pension and health plans.
- SAG and AFTRA negotiated this jointly.
- They got it done before the Directors' Guild, basically a management union, even began negotiations and could screw things up for workers like last time.
- The Writers' Guild, which has a more militant membership, has a pattern to work with so their officers are not stuck taking the lead under heavy membership pressure.
So what am I going to do with all those shows I have recorded on hard drive to use in the next strike?