SAG-AFTRA Reached “Tentative Agreement” to End Video Game Strike
Since October of last year, the SAG-AFTRA union has been on strike against 11 video game companies. In that time, video games have still been coming out, just not with some of the voice actors that would normally be a part of them. Take the Life is Strange prequel for example: Ashly Burch was unable to reprise her role as Chloe Price due to the video game strike. However, now that a “tentative agreement” has been reached, it’s safe to say that the strike just might be over. SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris recently took to the union’s website to talk about the news, stating:
The terms of the tentative agreement, which was reached early Saturday morning, resolved two points of contention we had with the employers: transparency and secondary compensation.
First, it instituted a new bonus structure that provides an additional payment to performers beyond their session fee. The newly-bargained terms also include significant improvements in the area of transparency.
This expanded information will empower performers and their representatives to bargain knowledgeably for compensation and to understand the nature of the performance that will be required, both of which have been a challenge for our members in an environment characterized by code names and secrecy.”
She also states that the new terms are to take effect upon the National Board voting on the contract in October and ratifying it. However, this means that all SAG-AFTRA members are allowed to resume working with any of the struck companies immediately. A separate post on the union’s websites also talks about the bonus structure mentioned above, stating “The bonus payment, which is due no later than the release date of the game, is based on the number of sessions worked on each game, beginning with a $75 payment on the first session and totaling $2,100 after 10 sessions worked.” Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming news, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Are you excited to hear that the video game strike is coming to an end? Have any of your favorite titles undergone voice actor changes? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.