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Old 01-05-2009, 06:46 PM
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Default SAG strike vote delayed again....

We've had to operate under this Bulls**t work stoppage for the last three months now. No one is starting any projects until they figure out what the actor's union is going to do. And meanwhile as they keep pushing out the date for their 'strike vote' (now it's Jan 13th), no (and I mean NONE) projects are being started now for fear of being shut down by a strike. It's killing all of the support industries. Imagine not making any $$ for the last three months and trying to live off of that.

We'll see if I'm unemployed for the next 9 months or the actor's union will come to their senses and NOT strike.
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:57 PM
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I've heard that a lot of the big-name, "big-money" actors are against such a strike. I'm wondering how many smaller-reputation SAG members are against a strike too. Seems like there's a deep division in the ranks about this - and rightfully so, IMO. The writer's strike was like a MOAB to the industry - and I'd imagine you all are STILL recovering from that. I'm all for making sure people get what's rightfully theirs, but you would think that in the light of that and the current state of the economy, the SAG would be a LITTLE more considerate to the possible consequences of another full-stop.
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:06 AM
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We've had to operate under this Bulls**t work stoppage for the last three months now. No one is starting any projects until they figure out what the actor's union is going to do. And meanwhile as they keep pushing out the date for their 'strike vote' (now it's Jan 13th), no (and I mean NONE) projects are being started now for fear of being shut down by a strike. It's killing all of the support industries. Imagine not making any $$ for the last three months and trying to live off of that.

We'll see if I'm unemployed for the next 9 months or the actor's union will come to their senses and NOT strike.
I thought about asking you about this a while back, but wasn't sure it was in good taste at the time.

Of course, you'd think those selfish douchebags would think about predicaments like yours and how strikes tend to be counter-productive if you're actually hoping to make MORE money. But then, this is Hollyweird we're talking about.

Hope things work out for the best.
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