On Dec. 1, Actors’ Equity Association and The Broadway League announced that the two entities have come to a tentative agreement on the new production contract which governs Broadway and sit-down productions across the country.
Negotiations between the two parties, which began in September, led to this new, three-year collective bargaining agreement. The agreement now remains subject to ratification by Equity members in a vote by electronic ballot.
According to a spokesperson for Equity, ratification requires a simple majority of votes to be cast in favor of the new contract. Only Equity members who have worked the production contract on Broadway or in a sit-down production during the last two contract cycles (which goes back to 2015) are eligible to vote. Eligible members will receive voting instructions via email. Dates for the voting period have yet to be announced.
The Broadway League does not have a ratification process, according to a League spokesperson.
Broadway News is following this developing story.