TIME’S UP Responds to SAG-AFTRA Agreement

Entertainment, Safety

Statement from TIME’S UP Foundation upon news that 2020 SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical Agreement has been ratified:

“The newly ratified 2020 SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical Agreement only reinforces what we already knew to be true – there is more work to be done to ensure safety on sets and across the industry.

“Actors play a key role in influencing the narratives and norms that shape our culture. However, they cannot continue to work in an environment where sexual harassment and other forms of demeaning and degrading behaviors persist. In order to overcome the deeply systemic issues that have enabled abuse for many years, all industry stakeholders – from unions to filmmakers to content distributors – must independently build upon these protections for performers, above the baseline that the contract requires.

“We commend those in the industry who go above and beyond what is obligatory and urge others to take their lead. And we remain steadfast in our commitment to building an industry that is truly safe and inclusive for all – and vigilant in holding others accountable to the same measures.”

TIME’S UP Foundation

The TIME’S UP™ Foundation insists upon safe, fair, and dignified work for all by changing culture, companies, and laws. We enable more people to seek justice through the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund™. We pioneer innovative research driving toward solutions to address systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace through the TIME’S UP Impact Lab. And we reshape key industries from within so they serve as a model for all industries. The TIME’S UP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.