Mediator joins SAG, reps talks

Feds called in as Guild's'last, best off' was refused

Negotiations resumed Wednesday between the Screen Actors Guild and its business reps under supervision of a federal mediator.

The session was the first since the four dozen reps rejected SAG’s “last, best, final” offer last month. SAG had initially opposed inclusion of a mediator, but relented once the biz reps authorized negotiators to call a strike if the Guild refused.

Money has been the sticking point. SAG’s offer would have given the reps, who voted to affiliate with the Teamsters as Local 986, an 8% salary hike over the next year.

More Biz

  • Matt Sawin Capitol Music Group

    Caroline Names Matt Sawin Executive VP

    Negotiations resumed Wednesday between the Screen Actors Guild and its business reps under supervision of a federal mediator. The session was the first since the four dozen reps rejected SAG’s “last, best, final” offer last month. SAG had initially opposed inclusion of a mediator, but relented once the biz reps authorized negotiators to call a […]

  • Universal Music Group

    Universal Music Launches Nigerian Division

    Negotiations resumed Wednesday between the Screen Actors Guild and its business reps under supervision of a federal mediator. The session was the first since the four dozen reps rejected SAG’s “last, best, final” offer last month. SAG had initially opposed inclusion of a mediator, but relented once the biz reps authorized negotiators to call a […]

  • Bruno Mars Grammys

    Recording Academy Announces Date, Deadlines for 2019 Grammy Awards

    Negotiations resumed Wednesday between the Screen Actors Guild and its business reps under supervision of a federal mediator. The session was the first since the four dozen reps rejected SAG’s “last, best, final” offer last month. SAG had initially opposed inclusion of a mediator, but relented once the biz reps authorized negotiators to call a […]

  • The Matcha Bros

    Ansel Elgort, Diplo, Billie Eilish and Von Miller Invest in MatchaBar Energy Drink

    Negotiations resumed Wednesday between the Screen Actors Guild and its business reps under supervision of a federal mediator. The session was the first since the four dozen reps rejected SAG’s “last, best, final” offer last month. SAG had initially opposed inclusion of a mediator, but relented once the biz reps authorized negotiators to call a […]

  • Ron Burkle

    Ron Burkle Sues Lantern Capital Over Weinstein Co. Costs

    Negotiations resumed Wednesday between the Screen Actors Guild and its business reps under supervision of a federal mediator. The session was the first since the four dozen reps rejected SAG’s “last, best, final” offer last month. SAG had initially opposed inclusion of a mediator, but relented once the biz reps authorized negotiators to call a […]

  • Netflix Reed Hastings

    Netflix Falls Short of Q2 Subscriber Expectations Worldwide, Stock Dives

    Negotiations resumed Wednesday between the Screen Actors Guild and its business reps under supervision of a federal mediator. The session was the first since the four dozen reps rejected SAG’s “last, best, final” offer last month. SAG had initially opposed inclusion of a mediator, but relented once the biz reps authorized negotiators to call a […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content