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Report: SAG Delays Strike Vote Until At Least Mid-January

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) has delayed voting on a potential strike until at least January 14, THR says. The actors’ union had planned to send strike authorization ballots to its members on January 2 — though it had already started asking members to approve a strike vote when talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) ultimately broke down in late November.

The two parties struggled to hammer out compensation terms for Web content, as well as residuals for new media and DVD sales, among other details. The report says the move to delay the vote came after a NY faction of the union spoke out against a possible strike, citing the poor economy as a whole, but SAG spokesperson Pamela Greenwalt would not comment. An AMPTP spokesperson said he knew the vote had been delayed but declined to comment further.