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SAG-aftra is amping up its six-month-old campaign against NBCUniversal in its battle for unionization of Spanish-language performers on Telemundo productions.
The performers union accused NBCUniversal in February of operating with a double standard between Spanish-language and English-language talent hired for productions under the same parent corporation. SAG-aftra made that allegation on the heels of NBCUniversal unveiling plans for a new headquarters in Miami for its Telemundo operations while Telemundo responded by saying it was committed to making itself a “great place to work” for its employees.
SAG-aftra announced a new phase of its campaign on Wednesday at a private event in Coral Gables, Florida.
“Despite Telemundo’s bravado as a champion of diversity, inclusion and empowerment for the Hispanic American community, the company’s actions behind the scenes tell a much different story,” said SAG-aftra President Gabrielle Carteris.
“In addition to treating its Spanish-language talent as second-class citizens, Telemundo has actively employed tactics to dissuade talent from »
- Dave McNary
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