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AFTRA board OKs new contract

Leaders of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists approved a new contract with Hollywood studios that grants actors more money for Internet work -- an issue that sparked a crippling writers' strike earlier this year. AFTRA's board approved the three-year deal late Friday and it will go to the union's 70,000 members for ratification later this month, the union announced Saturday. The existing contract was set to end June 30. The agreement "makes sense for all performers," AFTRA National President Roberta Reardon said in the statement. "AFTRA members now have the opportunity to vote 'yes' for higher pay, improved working conditions,...