The newscasters aren’t on strike, however the SAG-AFTRA steering committee stands behind the actors and performers. “The world is watching,” the committee mentioned in an announcement on Wednesday, urging a “swift and productive decision of the strike.”
“This strike goes far past the complexities of those vital contract negotiations: that is historical past within the making,” mentioned the SAG-AFTRA Broadcasting Steering Committee. “Our syndicate information anchors cowl historical past because it unfolds and are devoted to informing the general public in an correct and goal method. This consists of protection of this strike which we strongly encourage our members to report with full transparency about their membership in SAG-AFTRA.
“As broadcasters, we function beneath separate contracts and are obligated to tell our jobs and to behave beneath these negotiated contracts, however we wish you to know now we have your assist and stand with you.”
““We sit with you within the native and nationwide council conferences and work collectively to maneuver our union ahead by standing firmly on our frequent floor,” the committee mentioned. “Many people work with the identical employers who work equally in each the information and leisure departments, which is why we’re so sturdy as an built-in group. By preventing for what we deserve as united employees, we set an instance for all who work.”
Earlier at present, Duncan Crabtree-Eire, Nationwide Govt Director of the union, as soon as once more known as on the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers to return to the negotiating desk and negotiate a good deal. “As now we have mentioned publicly and privately day-after-day since July twelfth, we’re prepared, keen and capable of return to the desk at any time,” he mentioned.
On Tuesday, AMPTP president Carole Lombardini reached out to the writers’ union and requested a gathering on Friday to debate resuming negotiations. The WGA has been on strike since Could 2, and SAG-AFTRA since July 14.
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