LOS ANGELES – SAG-AFTRA today released the following statement regarding the Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force Production Health and Safety Guidelines Submitted to Governor Newsom and Governor Cuomo:
“SAG-AFTRA, working jointly with our sister unions, Directors Guild of America, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, has officially signed on to the Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force Production Health and Safety Guidelines, which were submitted today to California Gov. Gavin Newsom and New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, and which will be shared with other governors and government officials.
“This document is an initial set of principles and guidelines that we all agree form a relevant and realistic first step to protecting cast and crew in the reopening of the entertainment and media industry in its two largest markets.
“As we have reported previously, our draft protocols are being developed with advice and input from our epidemiologist and industrial sanitation experts, with guidance from member leaders, staff, our fellow unions and labor relations and sanitation officials. Our protocols will be completed and released in the coming days.
“We thank all of the organizations whose member representatives or appointees contributed to the work of the Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force and are especially grateful to SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, and National Director of Stunt and Safety Cedric Jackson for guiding SAG-AFTRA’s contributions to the Task Force and document.
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