SAG Looks to Start Strike Procedures

Oct 1, 2008  •  Post A Comment

The Screen Actors Guild could get closer to a strike as the union’s negotiating committee is expected to approve a measure seeking “the rank and file’s approval for a work stoppage” on Wednesday, the Hollywood Reporter says. Although the recent SAG elections shook up the national board’s leadership, members of the established MembershipFirst faction still control nine of the 13 votes on the negotiating committee, the trade says. The actions come after the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers denied SAG’s request to reopen negotiations, but before the new national board membership convenes for the first time. The threat of a strike caps months of stalled negotiations and coincides with a national economy in crisis.
—Sergio Ibarra

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  1. I can’t believe they are still considering striking in this economy. There should be talks and compromise on both sides. SAG and AMPTP are equally guilty here.

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