Strikers to kick off P&G boycott

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The Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television & Radio Artists plan to formally launch their boycott of Procter & Gamble Co. Oct. 10 with rallies in Cincinnati, Los Angeles and New York. The unions said in a joint statement they're boycotting P&G because it has continued to shoot commercials with non-union actors during the 5-month-old strike and is a leading member of the advertisers' Joint Policy Committee. In a 10 a.m. rally at New York's Bryant Park, actors Julia Roberts, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins will join John Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO, which has endorsed the boycott. SAG/AFTRA members will announce the list of products subject to the boycott during P&G's shareholders meeting in Cincinnati at noon. Plans for a rally in Los Angeles werenn't available.

Copyright October 2000, Crain Communications Inc.

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