SAG-AFTRA, the union that represents actors, announcers, recording artists, broadcast journalists, stunt performers and so many others we depend on for information and entertainment, is up in arms as they are set to begin contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on June 7. Blasting corporate profit and through-the-roof executive compensation at workers’ expense, they have reached out to members for authorization to call a strike if a fair deal isn’t reached by June 30, when the current contract expires. Key issues include “economic fairness, residuals, regulating the use of AI [artificial intelligence],” and other grievances. The union says due to various factors, it is “increasingly difficult for our members to maintain a middle-class lifestyle working as a performer.”

Read the full story by David Robb for Deadline, published May 22, 2023, here:


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