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June 1, 2009

Thank you message from SAG to the SAG members (June 29, 2008)

Filed under: Entertainment — showbizreporting @ 11:52 pm

June 29, 2008

Thank you, SAG members! Thousands of you have signed the “Solidarity Statement” over the past four days. In fact, we are working hard to keep up with the overwhelming response and adding your names as fast as we can.

You have pledged your resolve to stand with your national negotiating committee. Thousands of you from all around the country are telling us you voted NO on the AFTRA contract and support our goal to raise the bar for all actors and their families.

Unfortunately, there are a few press reports and blogs erroneously reporting misinformation based on false statements made by a few people who oppose our objectives to continue negotiating for a fair contract. Some have even implied that a strike is looming this week. Don’t let these scare tactics fool you.

President Alan Rosenberg issued the following statement today to set the record straight.

“We have taken no steps to initiate a strike authorization vote by the members of Screen Actors Guild. Any talk about a strike or a management lockout at this point is simply a distraction. The Screen Actors Guild national negotiating committee is coming to the bargaining table every day in good faith to negotiate a fair contract for actors.”

Negotiations are continuing today and our committee met into the evening last night. Your national negotiating committee, comprised of career actors who work regularly under SAG contracts, has volunteered countless hours working on your behalf. They are here in Sherman Oaks, forgoing time with their families and giving up work opportunities.

We will be here for as many hours as it takes to address the outstanding issues unique to actors that were NOT ADDRESSED in the pending AFTRA deal.



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