The National Labor Relations Board cleared the way for the election. The SAG-AFTRA vote is scheduled from February 7 to March 8.
Telemundo performers claim they don’t get fair compensation and seek the same benefits English-speaking NBCUniversal performers receive, including health care and pension benefits.
A network spokesperson states the company welcomes the vote. “We are pleased the union now has done this, so that our talent will be able to make a decision for themselves on whether to be represented.”
For more details about the actors’ claims, Hollywood support and the campaign that led to the vote, read my story on Forbes.