Alan Rosenberg succeeds Melissa Gilbert as president of SAG.
SAG’s board appoints Doug Allen national exec director and chief negotiator.
WGA goes on strike with strong support from SAG.
DGA reaches a contract agreement with new media residuals and jurisdiction. Rosenberg and Allen criticize the new media deal terms as inadequate.
DGA deal becomes a template for the WGA agreement that ends the strike. George Clooney, Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep publicly urge SAG to start negotiations as soon as possible.
AFTRA splits from SAG to negotiate its primetime contract separately for the first time in nearly 30 years.
SAG begins negotiations with the AMPTP
AFTRA reaches a deal with the AMPTP
SAG mounts a vigorous campaign to persuade dual SAG-AFTRA members to vote against the AFTRA contract. SAG’s contract expires June 30.
AFTRA deal ratified with 62% margin of approval.
Led by Amy Brenneman, a group of SAG members opposed to Rosenberg’s hardline stance wins enough seats in the guild’s election to obtain a slim majority on the national board.
Contract talks with a federal mediator collapse. SAGannounces plans to seek a strike authorization.
Rosenberg leads a 28-hour filibuster at an emergency SAG board meeting to block the moderates’ effort to fire Allen and replace the guild’s negotiating committee. Two weeks later, the moderates oust Allen through a maneuver known as “written assent.”
A new round of negotiations collapses over the issue of the contract’s expiration date.
APRIL 17, 2009
Back-channel talks with execs and SAG toppers lead to a tentative deal.
APRIL 19, 2009
SAG national board approves the deal with 47% opposing
MAY 19, 2009
Ballots go out to SAG members
JUNE 9, 2009
Deal ratified by SAG members