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SAG Delays Strike Authorization Vote

Facing growing internal dissent, leaders of the Screen Actors Guild have postponed SAG’s divisive strike authorization vote for two weeks.

SAG national exec director Doug Allen declared that SAG’s national board must meet first in order to present a united front before sending out strike ballots.

In a surprise announcement Monday night, Allen notified members that the vote — which had been set to go out on Jan. 2 and be tabulated on Jan. 23 — would be delayed until after an emergency meeting of the board on Jan. 12 and 13.

Allen said in the missive that he and SAG president Alan Rosenberg had agreed to delay the authorization vote — which requires a 75% approval from members who cast ballots — to “address the unfortunate division and restore consensus.”

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