Actors Union Unanimously Recommends Strike

Actors Union Unanimously Recommends Strike

UPDATE: The SAG-AFTRA union, representing 160,000 TV and movie actors, voted in favor of a strike today shutting down Hollywood for the first time in 43 years as they join screenwriters striking since May.

SAG-AFTRA, Hollywood’s actors union, is inching closer and closer to a strike after talks with studios came to a halt. A strike would add even more disruptions to production of movies and shows.

Via Reuters:

The SAG-AFTRA union said its national board would vote on a strike order on Thursday morning. If approved, Hollywood studios would face their first dual work stoppage in 63 years and be forced to shut down productions across the United States.

Both SAG-AFTRA – Hollywood’s largest union with 160,000 members – and the Writers Guild of America (WGA) are demanding increases in base pay and residuals in the streaming TV era plus assurances that their work will not be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI).