2ND UPDATE:  New SAG-AMPTP post coming with all new information…

Just now, the Big Media cartel’s negotiating clique, the AMPTP, issued this statement about SAG’s decision to seek a strike authorization vote from its members now that all talks have broken down and federal mediation has been adjourned. (It’s interesting that the AMPTP has yet to comment on the WGA’s news that the infotainment conglomerates aren’t paying residuals for writers’ work that is reused on New Media. That was the key issue during the 100-day strike and now the WGA has filed for arbitration):

“Let’s review the facts: SAG is the only major Hollywood guild that has failed to negotiate a labor deal in 2008.  Now, SAG is bizarrely asking its members to bail out the failed negotiating strategy with a strike vote – at a time of historic economic crisis.  The tone deafness of SAG is stunning.”

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