SAG-AFTRA Talks Continue After Extension Under Strike Threat
Negotiations and the existing contract are going on a day at a time.
Talks between SAG-AFTRA and the studios, represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, are continuing Saturday after the parties announced a day-to-day extension about an hour before contract expiration Friday at midnight.
Under the extension, the contract too is continued day-to-day. It’s likely that the extensions won’t continue past Sunday night, in light of the holiday and the tense situation.
If talks break off without a deal, that would trigger the sending of a strike-authorization ballot that could then lead to a strike starting the second or third week of July. But talks could continue during balloting.
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Spokespeople for SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP did not respond to previous inquiries, and the negotiations are being conducted under a press blackout.