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Equity Current Issues: Dues Vote and SPT Update
« on: Aug 04, 2017, 12:55 am »
For those who aren't as involved with Facebook's various Equity groups (like Equity's Stage Door, or the Unoffficial AEA Stage Managers), two items have come up of recent notice.

  • There's a major dues cost increase up for a vote - both for annual dues as well as the initiation fee. There is MUCH discussion about it over on Facebook, but as background there has been no increase since 2002. If you are an Equity member,  you likely received an email saying the voting would be coming soon....but like me, may NOT have received the actual ballot, even by checking spam, etc. Check for trueballot@webvote.us as the sender, and that you are fully paid up. Otherwise, email 2020@actorsequity.org; adding your Member ID number will increase the speed of response to send you a new ballot.
  • The SPT agreement has just been updated on Equity's website. Recent other agreements have had Summaries written, so when I asked if there was one, a blog post was added today in the Member Portal as well. There are updates to housing requirements, added 401K deferment options, salary increases, and more. Two things not mentioned in the post are that straight sixes are now available for ALL tiers, and a runthrough is required with full tech in the space before a public audience.

If you are working an SPT at the moment or soon, be sure to familiarize yourself with the new items and options. For all members, regardless of your opinion, join in the voting process.

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