Zombie Actors Guild – Negotiations Update
Here we will keep you posted as we negotiate with the human producers for more brains.
Congratulations to Our Music Video Negotiatons Team
Wed, 04/01/2010 – 17:07
Dear Zombie Actors Guild Member,
I am very pleased to inform you that early this morning, the ZAG Commercials Negotiating Committee, under the capable leadership of Gnargh Johnson reached a proposed deal on the music videos contracts. From this day forward, Zombie dancers everywhere will be protected from punishing rehearsal, slimy, unsafe dance surfaces and the outrageous soul-crushing incidents of “vitalism” evinced by those of the so-called “living,” community. The committee voted unanimously to recommend this agreement.
I would like to express my congratulations and sincere appreciation to the members of the negotiating team for their hard work and dedication during this challenging process.
In unity and looking forward.
Gnargh Johnson, President Zombie Actors Guild.
MESSAGE FROM ZAG INTERIM NATIONAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MELE CYRILLE AND CHIEF NEGOTIATOR LAUNCE PATARICKI
Dear Zombie Actors Guild member,
On April 17 & 18, 2010, the ZAG Health Task Force and your staff negotiating team will meet regarding our proposed Health insurance contract. We will engage in serious discussions in an effort to reach a fair, equitable agreement on your behalf of you and your teeth. Thanks to everyone who expressed their concerns at the last meeting. We understand Zombie dental care is more than a cosmetic issue. The absence of teeth at the end of a long shoot represents not just a loss of brain chewing ability but severely limits future income potential. Studies show zombies without teeth earn 35 to 40 percent of those who still sport a full set of pearly yellows and 50 to 60 percent of the amount earned by those with at least one functional canine tooth left. The situation is even more dire for Vampires, but they will have to negotiate for themselves. Clearly, dental discrimination represents a hurdle for us all. Without a robust dental reconstruction plan, we Zombies will never succeed in biting into the head credits of history. That’s why I, Mele will be negotiating hard on your behalf for a plan that acknowledges the special role of a zombie’s actor’s teeth to his professional success. I will appreciate any support the membership can provide in this regard. I appreciate your questions, comments and input and have been reviewing the hundreds of emails and correspondence. Our membership clearly has a broad scope of opinions about the upcoming negotiations and we encourage you to continue to share your opinions with us and with the task force. Your insights and opinions are helpful and we are listening.
Please check your inbox and the ZAG website for updates as they become available.