SAG-AFTRA holds demonstration in Los Angeles during strike
SAG-AFTRA held a demonstration of 500 people in Los Angeles as part of the ongoing videogame voice actors strike. The rally began at SAG-AFTRA Plaza and continued at the nearby La Brea Tar Pits, marking the two-year anniversary of the bargaining process on the interactive contract. SAG-AFTRA Interactive Negotiating Committee Chair Keythe Farley said, “I can't believe we're still fighting for this contract two years later. I thought we'd be done by lunch on day one. I figured we were all eager to update the substandard, 20-year-old contract that we’ve been operating under and start fresh with a modern, industry-standard agreement that protects, and fairly compensates, performers working on today’s video games. The one thing that keeps me going is our members' dedication and commitment to a fair contract. It's the same dedication they bring to their performances, so I guess it's no surprise, really."