SAG-AFTRA has once more prolonged its dues-relief program for members experiencing Covid-19-related monetary hardship.

The union first started providing Covid-19 dues aid in March 2020 throughout the earliest days of the pandemic. It nonetheless encourages members who pays on time to take action “to permit the vital companies of the union, comparable to residuals processing and contract negotiation and enforcement, to proceed with out disruption.”

The deadline to request an extension for May 2022 dues is June 9.

Members who’re accredited will nonetheless must pay half their present May dues invoice by June 9, and the remaining half by September 1, so as to preserve good standing for the May 2022 dues interval until prior funds are additionally owed and excellent. No late charges will probably be assessed for the May 2022 dues interval, and the union says that “there will probably be no hostile influence on members’ work eligibility throughout this time.”

SAG-AFTRA famous that membership within the union “will probably be routinely terminated when a member has not been in good standing for a interval of 18 months due to nonpayment of dues, assessments, fines or administrative charges. However, throughout the May 2022 dues interval, the Covid-19 Dues Relief Extension program permits for cost of the minimal quantity due in two installments (June 9 and Sept. 1) and, the place relevant, delayed termination till the November 2022 dues interval with late charges utilized. Installments have to be acquired no later than June 9 and Sept. 12, respectively. Reinstatement after termination requires the cost of an utility charge and reinstatement charge to not exceed the total, present initiation charge.”

Members who’re contemplating working for SAG-AFTRA workplace within the subsequent election should meet the May dues interval good-standing requirement to be nominated for election as a nationwide officer, nationwide board member or native board member by making certain that their May 2022 dues invoice cost is acquired by the union no later than June 9, or make a request for the Covid-19 Dues Relief Extension no later than June 9, whereas ensuring that their first installment cost is acquired no later than that date.

If the May dues cost just isn’t acquired, and a well timed request for a dues aid extension just isn’t in compliance with the extension program, eligibility to run for workplace will probably be affected. Failure to pay dues in accordance with this system will even have an effect on a member’s potential to vote, nominate and take part in referenda.

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