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SAG-AFTRA Members Back Strike Authorization as Writers Remain on Strike

HeadlineJun 07, 2023

Members of Hollywood’s largest union, SAG-AFTRA, overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike as the entertainment industry fights back against pay issues, the impact of streaming services on residuals, and the threat of AI to workers’ livelihoods. Union members hope the nearly 98% vote backing a strike will help move talks with studios and streaming companies forward. This comes as Hollywood writers are in the sixth week of their strike. Many actors have joined WGA members in solidarity on the picket line since the start of that strike.

Evan Shafran: “Without the writers and the actors, there’s no story, and there is no one to bring the story to life. So, you know, we’re very much a collaborative effort out here.”

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