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TV and radio actors union goes on strike

SAG-AFTRA did not reach a deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers ahead of the July 13 deadline.

Livestream of the July 13 SAG-AFTRA press conference announcing the strike

The national board of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) voted unanimously on the morning of July 13 to strike. This union, which is a sister union to Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), represents a membership of approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other entertainment and media professionals.

The union began negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) on June 7 regarding the TV/Theatrical contracts. The current contract, last updated in 2020, initially expired at midnight on June 30. However, negotiators agreed to an extension through 11:59pm PT on July 12.

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