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June 2, 2009


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Screen Actors Guild – AMPTP Mediation Fails

SAG Seeks Strike Authorization

Los Angeles (Nov. 22, 2008) — Screen Actors Guild today issued the following statement in response to the failure of federal mediation:

“Our leadership was optimistic that federal mediation would help to move our negotiations forward, but despite the Guild’s extraordinary efforts to reach agreement, the mediation was adjourned shortly before 1:00 a.m. today.

Management continues to insist on terms we cannot responsibly accept on behalf of our members. As previously authorized by the National Board of Directors, we will now launch a full-scale education campaign in support of a strike authorization referendum. We will further inform our members about the core, critical issues unique to actors that remain in dispute.

We have already made difficult decisions and sacrifices in an attempt to reach agreement. Now it’s time for SAG members to stand united and empower the national negotiating committee to bargain with the strength of a possible work stoppage behind them.

We remain committed to avoiding a strike but now more than ever we cannot allow our employers to experiment with our careers. The WGA has already learned that the new media terms they agreed to with the AMPTP are not being honored. We cannot allow our employers to undermine the futures of our members and their families.”

No timeline has been set for the mailing or return of the strike authorization ballots

Okay guys they have already started their media campaign to get their members to vote in favor of the strike…&blockID=145153



Rosenberg already sent out the emails. He lied in his interview.

Screen Actors Guild to vote on strike in December
Wednesday November 26, 2:08 pm ET Screen Actors Guild to send out strike ballots in December LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild says it will hold its strike vote next month. President Alan Rosenberg made the announcement in an e-mail sent to members on Wednesday, and asked them to give the guild’s board the authority to call a strike “only if it becomes absolutely necessary.” The vote could take more than a month and requires 75 percent approval to pass. Mediated talks between SAG and the Hollywood studios broke down early Saturday. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers responded to the e-mail by saying the guild failed to explain why it deserves a better deal than other unions that have already settled. The producers also said SAG members will lose more in the first days of a strike than they could ever expect to gain.

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