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SAG-AFTRA Chief Fran Drescher Says Supporting WGA’s “Righteous” Strike Is “Crucial”, Urges Actors “To Be Fearless” As Their Contract Talks Approach

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SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher has told her members that as the union prepares for its upcoming contract negotiations, which start June 7: “We must focus on modernizing our outdated and conservative contract.

It is essential that we reshape our agreement to better reflect the new digital and streaming business model that is rapidly changing our industry.” In a message posted today on the union’s website, she wrote: “There has never been a better time to be fearless and forward-thinking in our bargaining approach.

This is a turning point for us all and what happens now will define our future.” RELATED: SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher Joins WGA Picket Lines; WGAW Boss Meredith Stiehm Says “Haven’t Heard From AMPTP, Imagine We Won’t For A While” Drescher, who is also a member of the Writers Guild and walked its picket line this week, wrote that “union solidarity is crucial.

Unions gain strength by supporting each other and the WGA fight is a righteous one. We are united in support of the WGA and I thank all of the SAG-AFTRA members who are showing solidarity with their strike.

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