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PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDERS STRIKE DEAL WITH STRIKING THESPIANS

News, 11 May 2000


The Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, currently withholding their members’ talents from American TV commercials, announced a deal with the media representatives of the nation’s two presidential candidates, George Bush and Al Gore.

"Interim” agreements now allow the competing political campaigns to use union actors and voice-over performers in their commercials. The twin pacts are among three hundred such agreements the unions claim to have signed since commercial actors took strike action against the ad industry on May 1. The "interim" agreements give union members a 12% across-the-board increase pending resolution of the strike.

News source: Advertising Age - Daily Deadline