SAG-AFTRA, one union, now stands where once there were a separate Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Actors. The labor movement is far from dead.
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As you probably k...
SAG will be emboldened by the low yes vote achieved by AFTRA, and is likely to resist compromise with the AMPTP for some time to come.
Marx posited that history repeats itself: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce. This year seems proof of that with the SAG commercials contract expiring this fall.
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