Members ratify deal with ABC, CBS, NBC

Directors Guild of America members have ratified a three-year agreement with ABC, CBS and NBC that covers members who work in news, sports and operations.

The DGA said the pact, which goes into effect July 1, incorporates annual wage increases and other negotiated benefits for directors and their teams. It also provides a framework for ongoing dialogue during the term of the agreement. Only members who work under this contract were eligible to vote on ratification.

The negotiations were handled by DGA network negotiating committee chair William M. Brady, vice chair Scott Berger and DGA Eastern exec director Russell Hollander.

Negotiations took place over four days in November. The DGA’s national board of directors approved sending the contract to members for ratification on Jan. 27.

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