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DGA votes work rule for elected posts

Candidates must have worked 30 days under a DGA contract

Members of the Directors Guild of America have approved a constitutional amendment that requires candidates for elected positions in the guild to have worked for at least 30 days under a DGA contract in the preceding seven years.

The vote, taken in a referendum, favored the amendment 3,230 to 345.

“I can’t think of a clearer mandate than our members voting almost 10 to 1 in favor of this amendment,” DGA president Jack Shea said Tuesday in a statement released by his office. “It is essential that the people who are making decisions affecting the lives of thousands of our members and their families have a real connection to the results of those decisions.”

There had been no minimum threshold of days worked for eligibility for elected office in the guild. The amendment does not affect eligibility for participation in guild meetings or service on committees.

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