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Is Online Voting Out of Line?

11 August, 2017 (15:35) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

The following posted by: Paul Edney posted in Screen Actors Guild – aftra. Paul Edney August 8 at 7:30am Convention Resolution. No more online voting. In the future, all ballots sent out by the Union must be paper ballots and must be counted in front of witnesses, just like the the Local & National Board […]

SAG-AFTRA, Production Companies Extend Contract Talks Again!

1 July, 2017 (23:34) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary July 1, 2017 | 11:05PM PT SAG-AFTRA and Hollywood’s production companies have agreed for a second day to extend the current master contract and continue bargaining. The extension, announced late Saturday night, holds off SAG-AFTRA from moving towards a strike authorization vote by union members. Spokespeople for the union […]

SAG-AFTRA Makes Inroads As Video Game Strike Drags On.

16 May, 2017 (11:49) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb May 15, 2017 5:55pm David Robb As SAG-AFTRA prepares for its upcoming round of negotiations for a new film and TV contract, it continues to pressure a different set of employers – video game producers – in a labor dispute that is the longest strike in the history of SAG. Related As […]

AMPTP Offers To Boost Payments To WGA Health Plan As Strike Deadline Looms!

30 April, 2017 (22:45) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb April 30, 2017 7:24pm Major moves were made during Sunday’s negotiations for a new WGA contract, with the companies now offering the WGA more than they were asking for to bail out the guild’s ailing health plan. Related WGA & AMPTP: Rare Sunday Talks ‘Moving Closer’ To Deal A source close to […]

Studios Present New Offer to Writers as Mysterious Memo Warns “Be Ready to Strike”

30 April, 2017 (17:02) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

1:35 PM PDT 4/30/2017 by Jonathan Handel A walkout at an economic cost of $200 million per week seems increasingly likely — but could still be averted. Meanwhile, a reported memo from the WGA isn’t actually from the WGA. Hollywood moved closer to its first major strike in a decade Sunday, with studio and WGA […]