Doug Allen, the national executive director and chief negotiator for SAG, issued this statement tonight which seems to respond to my story Monday night, A-List Actors Pressure SAG To Start Talks:

“Our ongoing member outreach has included, and will continue to include, conversations with high profile television and movie actors as well as input from our member-driven wages and working conditions committee meetings. We are jointly conducting these wages and working conditions meetings with AFTRA. This process will conclude in the March. We will bargain with management at a time that will most benefit our members.”