George Clooney and other stars who are among the top earners in Hollywood have made a groundbreaking proposal to end the actors strike, which has dragged on for.
Clooney along with Ben Affleck, Emma Stone, Scarlett Johansson and Tyler Perry met with the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) union to suggest eliminating a $1 million cap on union membership dues so that the highest-earners in the business can contribute more, Deadline first reported.
“A lot of the top earners want to be part of the solution,” Clooney, a two-time Oscar winner, told Deadline. “We’ve offered to remove the cap on dues, which would bring over $50 million to the union annually. Well over $150 million over the next three years. We think it’s fair for us to pay more into the union.”
The funds would go toward providing health benefits for members. The stars also proposed reformulating how actors earn streaming residuals.
The offer would prioritize paying the lowest-earners first, Clooney said, according to the Deadline report.