Screen Actors Guild strike status

This post contains news on a Screen Actors Guild strike that may take place in 2009.

UPDATE: “Citing division among its membership, the Screen Actors Guild delayed a vote that would authorize the union to call a strike and bring the entertainment business to a halt. SAG announced Monday it would delay sending out ballots until Jan. 14 at the earliest, after the union’s national board holds an emergency meeting. The union initially planned to send strike authorization ballots to more than 100,000 union members on Jan. 2, a date that would have put Oscar night within reach of a potential boycott.” Full article

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92 comments

  1. Are. You. Kidding. Me.

    This year has been a great season on not just The Office, but all my other favorite shows. PLEASE, SAG, don’t mess it up.

  2. Nooo! What did we do to deserve this? Did someone deface an Indian burial ground? Maybe if we pray to an animal with the body of a snake…and the head of a beaver…it won’t happen?

    [from tanster: good idea! let’s do it!]

  3. Oh no! This would be terrible if we had two seasons in a row that were shortened by strikes! I think I’d die.

  4. What in the world? Why does this keep happening?

    Can’t everyone just get along and make more episodes??

  5. Gaaaaaahhhhhhh!

    FACT: another strike would really, really suck. SAG and AMPTP, let’s make a deal! Pretty please?

  6. NO! Television is the only thing that is keeping me sane. Last year was so rough…I’m still not sure I’ve recovered. If this happens, people are going to riot in the streets. Television viewers don’t like getting screwed over on a regular basis.

  7. Yes SAG please strike because a strike would not have a negative effect on our stagnant economy, especially if the auto industry collapses. A strike would not in any way put thousands of below the line people out of work as well as the thousands of workers in the support industries around L.A. that depend on the entertainment industry.

  8. I don’t see the members approving this. Times are just too tough right now.

    Get a contract signed and go on strike the next time around. The actors, crew, and industry cannot afford this. Yes, the actors need to get paid what is fair and just but now is not the time to fight this fight.

  9. Ok if this does go down (god forbid.) Tanster, could you find out how many episodes The Office has finished already? I bet they have more done than last time.

  10. There’s a good chance I’m going to kill myself if ANOTHER season of The Office gets shortened because of people not knowing how to compromise. Seriously. I work in Arbitration – give and take, it’s not that hard. (TWSS).

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