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(UPDATED) Union Investigates Companies in Advertising Industry

3 April, 2018 (10:52) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

 

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UPDATE below

April 03, 2018, 10:04am

In an effort to protect our members from abuse and harm in the advertising industry, SAG-AFTRA has launched an investigation into several companies we believe have falsely represented themselves as real employers.

The above from the SAG/AFTRA website.  It reads like what is called in the the news biz as a teaser.  Well they got our attention.  Stay tuned!

Arl

The Ol’ Watchdog

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Update

Dear Member,

Earlier today, we posted the following message on our website:

In an effort to protect our members from abuse and harm in the advertising industry, SAG-AFTRA has launched an investigation into several companies we believe have falsely represented themselves as real employers.

Based on clear information from members, their professional representatives and other stakeholders in the industry, the union is increasingly concerned that performers’ earnings, safety and rights are at serious risk when hired by companies that are not, in fact, real employers. This includes: payment delayed or never received, uncontrolled product conflicts, theft or unauthorized use of performances, and other abuses tied to compensation.

In addition, in an era when the union is expanding its protection against harassment and discrimination, it is particularly critical that we are able to hold these companies legally and financially responsible for their conduct.

As the advertising industry rapidly changes, the only way to ensure that SAG-AFTRA has the power to protect performers is if the real company that employs them signs their contracts.

We will continue to keep you informed about this ongoing investigation.

In solidarity,

SAG-AFTRA

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