Actors Guild's Strike Vote Remains Unresolved

What You Should Have Read, Jan. 14, 2008

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Actors Guild's Strike Vote Remains Unresolved

The Wall Street Journal reports that the fate of a strike authorization vote by Hollywood actors remains unresolved after a nearly 30-hour emergency board meeting of the Screen Actors Guild, in which members of the union's national board attempted unsuccessfully to remove the guild's chief negotiator, Doug Allen. The debate over Mr. Allen's future signals the growing divide among SAG's fractious ranks over whether the union should proceed with a strike authorization vote, which was originally scheduled for this month. In the wake of last year's strike by screenwriters and today's volatile economy, it remains unclear whether enough actors in the 120,000-member union would support a strike.
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