SAG-AFTRA Talks Continue Under Actors Strike Threat After Member Meeting

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Talks between SAG-AFTRA and the studios, represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, continued Thursday in advance of contract expiration in less than 30 hours and a day after a members-only meeting in Studio City attracted hundreds of SAG-AFTRA members Wednesday night, most of whom said little to media except the word “solidarity.”

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Earlier in the week the union unveiled a webpage that says the guild will send strike authorization ballots to the members if no deal is reached by Friday. That could result in a strike starting in the second or third week in July.

 

Disagreements between the union’s factions continue, but are more muted than a decade ago — and there was apparently no disagreement on the issue of strike authorization ballots, as the guild’s national board approved of the decision unanimously.

 

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