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SAG Talks Break Off

Nov 24, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Talks between the Screen Actors Guild and producers and studios broke off, leaving the television industry one step closer to another debilitating strike, TelevisionWeek reports. It would take a 75% vote of SAG’s membership to authorize a strike. In a statement, the group representing producers called the union out of touch with reality. “SAG is the only major Hollywood guild that has failed to negotiate a labor deal in 2008,” the AMPTP said in a statement. “Now, SAG is bizarrely asking its members to bail out the failed negotiating strategy with a strike vote—at a time of historic economic crisis. The tone-deafness of SAG is stunning.”
—Jon Lafayette

2 Comments

  1. It seems the SAG officers will not give up on their position to beat this horse to death…and continue to keep the industry on its ear…and very unsettled…and make it hard for anyone to get contracts signed and deals confirmed.
    I say throw out the officers NOW!
    Peetr Bright

  2. Just another example of how the union movement has been more and more abused for the last 50 years or so. The union bosses apparently won’t be satisfied until they drive every business in the country off shore.
    The catch is, where will they get their fat salaries from then?

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