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Rift Continues to Grow Between Unions

June 23, 2008

Hollywood's dream factory is weeks away from a potential labor shutdown that would mark the second major walkout by film and television workers in eight months.

The contract between the 120,000 member Screen Actors Guild and the Hollywood studios expires June 30.  There are two unions that represent Hollywood actors, and they don't see eye to eye. The smaller American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), which represents 70,000 performers, primarily in radio and TV, has reached a tentative agreement with the Hollywood studios. The results of a ratification vote are expected July 8.  Read More