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Actors Guild of America votes to strike against gaming industry


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 ProductionsBlindlightDisney Character VoicesElectronic Arts ProductionsFormosa InteractiveInsomniac GamesEpic GamesTake 2 ProductionsVoiceWorks 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.


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