The Actors Guild of America has voted to authorize a strike against 10 major game publishers, Variety reported. The decision was supported by 98.32% of the Guild members, but 34,687 members took part in the voting – this is 27.47% of those who have the right to vote in the trade union.
At the moment there is no talk of starting protests. A potential strike provides an opportunity to put pressure on representatives of the gaming industry to make certain concessions.
Among the companies that could be threatened by a strike are Activision Productions, Blindlight, Disney Character Voices, Electronic Arts Productions, Formosa Interactive, Insomniac Games, Epic Games, Take 2 Productions, VoiceWorks Productions, and WB Games.
A representative of an unknown company in a statement to Variety noted that the parties have reached preliminary agreements on more than half of the terms and publishers are optimistic.