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SAG-AFTRA’s strike continues after last round of contract talks breaks down


In the wake of the Writers Guild of America finally winning and ratifying a new labor contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) after 146 days of striking, there was some hope that the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists — which has also been on strike — might be able to do the same. But despite SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP meeting earlier this week to resume contract negotiations, the talks have already hit a big stumbling point.

(Disclosure: The Verge’s editorial staff is also unionized with the Writers Guild of America, East.)

On Wednesday evening, the AMPTP released a statement announcing that, after meeting with SAG-AFTRA for five days, it was walking away from the…

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