Date: 24th October 2000

Sag Chief: Strike Results "Better Than We Could Have Hoped For"

Representatives of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of TV and Radio Artists (AFTRA) expressed satisfaction Monday with the outcome of their six-months-long strike against advertisers. In an interview with Daily Variety, SAG president William Daniels remarked, "I believe that the deal we got is better than we could have hoped for, bearing in mind that no one wins in a strike because you never get back the time and money that you lose." Many union members voiced relief that a settlement had been reached. A typical comment came from actress Kelli Daniels, who told the Los Angeles Daily News: "I got so close to going back to waiting tables, I was like, please god, I can't do that again."

Source: Studio Briefing