SAG Strike Threat On The Table Again

With the global economy in the toilet and everyone essentially praying to keep their jobs over the next year or so, the Screen Actors Guild has taken the surprising move of seeking a strike authorization from its members – several months after their last failed attempt earlier this year.

Talks between the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP) and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) broke down again last week after two days of failed mediation.

SAG put out a statement indicating that they will “”launch a full-scale education campaign in support of a strike authorization referendum…No timeline has been set for the mailing or return of the strike authorization ballots.”

It’s estimated that SAG will need 75% of its voting members to approve the measure before it can go forward with a strike.