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Television, radio performers settle.

Television, radio performers settle

Negotiators for the NBC, CBS, and ABC television and radio networks and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists settled for 70,000

performers, of whom about 4,000 are employed at any given time. The 3-year settlement actually comprises 37 separate contracts for the various types of employees, but there were some uniform terms: * 3-percent increases in minimum pay rates for those with

speaking parts, effective in November of 1989 and 1990; * 2-percent increases in each contract year in minimum pay

rates for those on news programs; * an increase in the number of performers and news

personnel entitled to residual payments for repeat broadcasts of

programs in which they appear; * a new provision preserving jobs for camera operators by

permitting news reporters to refuse to operate cameras; * an increase in management's financing of pension and

health and welfare benefits to 10.5 percent of employee

earnings, from 9.5 percent; and * increases in premium pay for hours worked in excess of

the 6-hour normal limit on the 2 consecutive days per

week designated as "rest days" for performers in serials and soap operas.
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Title Annotation:Developments in Industrial Relations
Author:Ruben, George
Publication:Monthly Labor Review
Article Type:column
Date:Jun 1, 1989
Words:189
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