SAG STATEMENT CORRECTING AN ERRONEOUS WIRE SERVICE REPORT

Los Angeles (January 22, 2009) – This statement is being issued to correct an erroneous wire report flashed today, January 22, 2009. Screen Actors Guild has taken no action to suspend the national board of directors’ October 19 resolution regarding the strike authorization referendum.National Executive Director Doug Allen has proposed to the national board that the strike authorization referendum be suspended and that management’s offer be put to the membership in a ratification vote after meeting with the AMPTP to determine to what extent, if any, they are willing to improve their last offer, to maximize its chances for ratification.

The National Board has not yet acted on Allen’s proposal.

SAG’s national board of directors has not suspended the strike authorization referendum and the board’s October 19 resolution is the last national board decision on this matter.

The resolution can be read here http://www.sag.org/press-releases/october-19-2008/sag-board-directors-votes-request-federal-mediator-and-send-strike-au.

Doug Allen’s compromise proposal can be read here http://www.sag.org/important-message-doug-allen.