The Screen Actors Guild’s national board has unanimously approved its first-ever tentative agreement with Telemundo Television Studios covering Spanish-language television performers, union officials announced.
The three-year agreement reached Saturday follows 15 months of negotiations.
Under the contract, Telemundo talent will contribute to and participate in the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan and SAG-Producers Pension Plan for the first time. They will also receive residuals for foreign and domestic programming and streaming platforms, based on a percentage of Telemundo’s gross receipts.
Also for the first time, Telemundo performers will be guaranteed minimum salaries and annual increases.
Telemundo is the largest employer of Spanish-language talent in the United States. It’s new contract goes into effect immediately.
In addition to the Spanish media pact, the SAG-AFTRA board also overwhelmingly approved a new network contract covering a wide range of non-primetime programs that air on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox networks. This includes soap operas, game shows, talk shows and quiz shows, as well as sports and variety shows.
That tentative agreement must go to the union’s full membership for final ratification.