Video game voice actors may be going on strike
A union of video game voice actors has voted “yes” on a proposed strike.
As the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) points out, this doesn’t mean the union is on strike just yet. The favorable vote — which came with a margin of 96.5% — simply means the union’s national board now has the authority to call for a strike. First, though, the workers’ organization will attempt to bring video game publishers back to the bargaining table.
At issue is a collective bargaining agreement that’s been in place since the 1990s. The union feels that this agreement is outdated, and doesn’t appropriately address the modern-day realities and stresses of video game voice acting. Among SAG-AFTRA’s proposed changes is stunt pay for recording sessions that put a strain on the actor’s vocal chords and a desire to have a stunt coordinator available during performance capture sessions. Read more…
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