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AFTRA Puts Teamsters Talks on Hold

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists has put off the continuation of talks with Teamsters Local 399. The Teamsters cover 11 AFTRA-employed business representatives who have been working without a contract since Sept. 5. The next meeting between the two organizations is now now scheduled for Sept. 29.

A source close to the negotiations said that the Teamsters are seeking 4% annual pay increases over each of the next three years. AFTRA's most recent offer included annual increases of 2%, 2.5%, and 2.5%. A walk-out is not inevitable, since a unanimous strike authorization vote raises the possibility that AFTRA could be picketed as it and the Screen Actors Guild enter into joint negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers for a new TV-theatrical agreement.



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