Actor's Union Board Endorses Deal With Studios

The Screen Actors Guild's board of directors voted Sunday to recommend that members approve a deal reached with Hollywood studios on movie and prime-time TV show productions.

The Guild said in a statement that the plan approved by board members would give members a 3-percent wage increase upon ratification and a 3.5-percent increase in the two-year agreement's second year. Members would also get a .5-percent pension and health contribution increase.

The new deal follows the Internet provisions earlier agreed to by writers, directors and another actors union. The Guild had waged a year-long battle for better Internet compensation.

The Guild's interim national executive director David White said in the statement that the union is eager to get members back to work.

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