SAG staff mulls strike after contract battle

Union exex refuse to offer comparable terms to deal

HOLLYWOOD — About 100 office workers at the Screen Actors Guild’s Hollywood headquarters soon may go on strike, following their rejection of SAG’s “last, best and final” offer.

The employees, repped through Local 537 of the Office & Professional Employees Intl. Union, have been working under an expired contract since Sept. 30. Negotiations began last August.

Spokeswoman Pat Batista said the local has asked for federal mediators to intervene but has not yet sought strike authorization from members. She said SAG execs have refused to offer comparable terms to the deal signed four months ago by SAG’s business reps, which hiked wages 10% in the first year and 3.5% in each of the following years, augmented by cost-of-living increases.

Additionally, the local has opposed SAG’s demand for implementation of biweekly pay.

SAG had no comment, citing its policy of not responding to questions about personnel.

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