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Wed Aug 3, 2016, 08:27 PM

SAG-AFTRA Mobilizes Against Telemundo Over Non-Union Stance

Source: Hollywood Reporter

by Jonathan Handel

Actors at the Spanish-language NBCUniversal unit don’t get health insurance, residuals or other benefits; those at English- language NBC do.

SAG-AFTRA, which has been quietly organizing over the last several months against NBCUniversal’s Telemundo unit, amped up the pressure on the non-union broadcaster Wednesday with the announcement of an advisory council of government officials and labor leaders in South Florida, where the company is based.

The initiative, dubbed #SAGAFTRAUNIDOS, seeks to end what the union blasted as “double-standard practices in Spanish-language television,” in which NBCUniversal has agreed to SAG-AFTRA contracts for English-language outlets such as NBC and other NBCUniversal properties but not for Telemundo.

Those contracts guarantee wage minimums, meal breaks, health insurance and residuals, among other benefits.

FULL story at link below.

Telemundo's 'Relaciones Peligrosas'

Read more: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sag-aftra-mobilizes-nbcs-telemundo-917090

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