The AFTRA and SNL union contracts currently offer numerous benefits to actors that work in and around NYC. However, if the unions and its sister agencies win collective bargaining privileges for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, approximately sixty thousand of America’s most popular actors could soon see their health care premiums double.
The New York State Attorney General is currently reviewing a number of contracts between the SNL and AFTRA unions in order to determine if these contracts may be an unfair competitive advantage for SNL in NYC. In addition, the Attorney General is looking into the contracts that AFTRA has with other unions. The AG is examining whether these contracts and the benefits that are currently being offered are actually providing any real value to the public.
This review is important because it will likely influence the final outcome for Sag health insurance rates. The AG’s review is an opportunity to review the contracts and find out exactly what is being provided to these two unions. In addition, the AG review may also determine whether the unions’ current plans provide adequate coverage for the members. If the AG finds that the current contracts do not adequately cover the costs of health care, it is possible that the AG’s findings will result in significant increases to Sag health insurance rates.
The AG’s review could also result in the unions agreeing to a new contract that provides more affordable health care for its members. Such a deal would allow the unions to pay less money each month for health care and still continue to provide quality services to their members.
The AG’s review is also an opportunity to find out whether or not SNL and AFTRA have provided their members with the proper protections from employer’s discrimination laws. Many cities around the country have recently made it more difficult to discriminate against certain groups of people on the basis of gender, age, race, religion or disability.
In addition, the AG’s review could allow the AG to determine whether or not the AFTRA and SNL unions have provided enough information to their members about their contracts. In particular, the AG is examining the quality of health care and benefits that they provide. For example, is the unions are providing adequate coverage and benefits to their members, and are providing enough benefits to their employees? As well as being the benefits and protection that they are providing to their workers from their competitors.
Ultimately, the AG’s review could lead to an agreement to reduce the amount that the unions’ members pay for their health care premiums. If the AG determines that the agreements are not meeting the requirements set by the state of New York, it may result in the New York State Insurance Department reviewing the contracts and ordering them to either terminate or modify the agreements.
This review is a great opportunity for both SNL and AFTRA to make some changes to the contracts, which could ultimately benefit all of their members. For those in NYC, this could mean a reduction in the health care costs that their members and their families are currently paying.
For others in NYC, the review may result in the union agreeing to increase their health care coverage in order to better compete with Sag health insurance. For others in NY, it could result in the unions paying more money for the benefits and protection that they provide to their employees. Ultimately, however, this review can lead to the New York State Insurance Department ordering the two unions to make necessary changes to their health care plans and possibly reducing the amount that they pay each month for health care premiums.
One of the largest factors that could affect these negotiations is whether or not the SNL and AFTRA are providing all of the required information to their members. For example, some of the required information includes health insurance quotes, medical history reports and other types of health information that the unions must provide to their members.
Because of the importance of the review to the health care plans of many people, the AG’s review is sure to be scrutinized heavily by the public and the media. In addition, it will be covered in the media because it deals with the health care issues of the two largest unions in the city of New York. In addition, because it is a public relations event, there will be plenty of coverage in the media concerning health care and health insurance for the next several weeks.