SAG-AFTRA, saying that it’s “preparing for a potential TV/theatrical/streaming strike,” is asking members to take a survey about if and the way they’d wish to volunteer within the occasion a walkout is named. “By taking this survey, you’re not obligating yourself to help, but it will help us make informed decisions about our members and resources if we ever need to ask for your assistance,” the guild mentioned in an electronic mail despatched to members tonight.

SAG-AFTRA may soon call for a strike – a work stoppage to put pressure on AMPTP companies to give us a fair deal on new TV/Theatrical Contracts,” the survey says. “Part of waging a successful strike is picketing, where members peacefully protest outside of struck companies’ work locations to draw public attention to our cause, shut down production, and discourage strikebreakers. We need as many volunteers as possible to be effective.”

A month in the past, SAG-AFTRA members voted 98% in favor of authorizing a strike if contract talks fail to succeed in a suitable deal. Previous to the authorization vote, the guild laid out a few of its key bargaining points, which embody “economic fairness, residuals, regulating the use of artificial intelligence, and alleviating the burdens of the industry-wide shift to self-taping.”

Final Friday, the guild and the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers agreed to increase their present contract to permit contract negotiations to proceed till July 12.

The extension comes towards the backdrop of an unprecedented grassroots marketing campaign by guild members to induce the guild to face sturdy on the bargaining desk and to “join the WGA on the picket lines” if a serious “realignment in our industry” can’t be achieved. Final week, greater than 1,700 actors, together with many distinguished SAG-AFTRA members, signed a letter to guild leaders saying they “would rather go on strike” and “join the WGA on the picket lines” than compromise on key points.

On June 24, SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher, who additionally signed the “prepared to strike letter,” and nationwide govt director and chief negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Eire posted a video wherein they instructed members that the guild’s contract negotiations have been “extremely productive” and so they “remain optimistic” {that a} truthful deal may be reached.

5 days later, Drescher instructed Good Morning America that the contract talks have been making headway “in some areas” and “in some areas we’re not.”

Questions within the survey embody:

Within the occasion of a strike, can you picket in your Native? (Observe, not all areas may have picketing).

What time of day would you favor to picket?

Within the occasion of a strike, are you interested by volunteering to assist the strike? In that case, please verify all that apply:


Picket Line Assist (greeter, handing out indicators, shirts, water, and so on.)

Turning into a Strike Captain (present management on the picket line, guaranteeing it runs easily and guidelines are adopted)

Chant Chief

Security Guard

Impartial Gate Observer

Impartial Gate Observer

Making Indicators

Occasion Assist (for non-picket line occasions)

Cellphone Banking


Video Documentation

Different (please specify)

Have you ever ever picketed earlier than?

Are you fluent in any languages apart from English?

Within the coming days, are you out there to picket in both New York Metropolis or Los Angeles? Observe: We are going to attain out to members in different areas as pickets and/or solidarity occasions are scheduled.

Please rank the next areas in Los Angeles so as of your desire to picket:

Amazon/Culver Studios: 9336 W. Washington Blvd, Culver Metropolis

CBS Radford: 4024 Radford Ave, Studio Metropolis

CBS Tv Metropolis: 7800 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles

Disney: 500 S Buena Vista St, Burbank

Fox: 10201 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles

Netflix: 5800 Sundown Blvd, Los Angeles

Paramount: 5555 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles

Sony: 10202 Washington Blvd, Culver Metropolis

Common: 100 Common Metropolis Plaza, Common Metropolis

Warner Bros.: 4000 Warner Blvd. Burbank

I’m versatile and keen to go wherever you want me.