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Still No Date for SAG Strike Vote

Jan 14, 2009  •  Post A Comment

The Screen Actors Guild failed to set a date for a strike authorization vote after its board met for 30 hours on Monday and Tuesday, TelevisionWeek reports. SAG is likely to go forward with a strike authorization vote after a group of moderate board members failed in their efforts to oust the union’s chief negotiator, Doug Allen, at the emergency board meeting, according to the New York Times. Moderates weren’t able to push through a measure to remove Allen because of stall tactics from his supporters, Daily Variety says. According to a statement from SAG President Alan Rosenberg, the union’s attorneys judged a written motion by the moderates “does not constitute a valid written assent” for several reasons including a lack of sufficient signatures, reports DeadlineHollywoodDaily.
—Aimee Picchi

2 Comments

  1. I remain in awe of the stupidity of Alan Rosenberg and others in SAG who, in this economic climate, would bring a strike and subsequent work stopage to our industry.
    My entire forty-two year professional career has had me at times on both sides of the management/employee table.
    Thousands of us are still realing from the WGA stopage last year. The DGA and WGA came to terms with AMPTE and so should SAG.
    These are not the best of times across our country. Stopping work to get “everything” is NOT realistic now, or in the near future.
    Keeping food on the table, a roof over our heads, clothing on our bodies and some money to spend and hopefully save are steps forward right now.
    The only “Bail Out” we get is to keep working.
    Sign the damn Agreement!
    Peter Bright

  2. peter, i couldn’t have said it better myself!!!

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