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  1. Unions jostle for lead in AMPTP talks

    5:00 am 3/31/2008

    As the waters receded Monday from the labor tsunami that hit Hollywood two days earlier, leaders of SAG and AFTRA began moving forward in preparations to sit down with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers.Read more

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  2. Actors unions butt heads over negotiations

    5:00 am 3/30/2008

    The feud between SAG and AFTRA is nothing new. But the critical decision Saturday by AFTRA's national board to suspend its joint bargaining agreement with SAG, known as Phase One, has heightened the bad blood between the actors unions to Hatfield and McCoy levels.Read more

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  3. AFTRA votes to negotiate contract alone

    5:00 am 3/29/2008

    UPDATED: In an abrupt move, AFTRA's national board of directors Saturday overwhelmingly voted to suspend its joint bargaining agreement with SAG and negotiate its primetime TV contract alone with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.Read more

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  4. 'Things going well' for SAG, AFTRA

    5:00 am 3/27/2008

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, members of SAG and AFTRA jointly reviewed and unanimously approved proposals submitted by members nationwide on the wages and working conditions portion of their primetime contracts.Read more

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  5. L.A. mayor joins actors unions fracas

    5:00 am 3/25/2008

    As representatives of SAG and AFTRA sat down Tuesday to start jointly discussing the wages and working conditions proposals to bring to their national boards for approval, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa injected himself into the labor issue.Read more

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  6. AFTRA newspersons ratify contract

    5:00 am 3/20/2008

    AFTRA members working as news anchors, correspondents and reporter at ABC and CBS have ratified so-called newspersons contracts with the networks.Read more

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  7. AFL-CIO steps into SAG-AFTRA bickering

    5:00 am 3/19/2008

    The AFL-CIO stepped into the SAG-AFTRA fray Monday to mediate the bickering between the two actors unions as they gear up for talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers.Read more

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  8. AFTRA, SAG haggle over basic cable

    5:00 am 3/17/2008

    SAG and AFTRA are at odds again, this time over basic cable. AFTRA issued a terse statement Sunday that accused SAG of making "an intentional effort to distract from the priority of the primetime negotiations" by raising "extraneous issues."Read more

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  9. Studios dread potential SAG strife

    5:00 am 3/13/2008

    Studio executives insisted Wednesday that the after-effects of the Hollywood writers strike haven't hurt their movie-release plans through summer 2009.Read more

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  10. Redstone riffs at Bear Stearns conference

    5:00 am 3/13/2008

    Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. chairman Sumner Redstone on Wednesday called on the industry to avoid work stoppages by recognizing that labor deals must satisfy both sides.Read more

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