Writers Guild of America

SAG-AFTRA seeks strike authorization as contract deadline nears

SAG-AFTRA seeks strike authorization as contract deadline nears

In a sign of rising labor tensions, SAG-AFTRA is seeking a strike authorization from its members as it continues to negotiate a new three-year contract with the major studios.

The actors’ union said in a message to members that the two sides have failed to reach a tentative contract agreement after the studios proposed “outrageous” rollbacks.

SAG-AFTRA said its national board of directors agreed on Sunday to send a strike authorization referendum to members unless a satisfactory agreement is reached by Friday’s contract deadline.

The studios have “failed to make sufficient progress on our most critical issues,” the guild’s leaders said in a message posted to its...

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