After a year of striking, countless career sacrifices, and some thorny negotiating, the video game voice actors of the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) finally came to a tentative agreement with the 11 struck game companies yesterday. Without some big demands met, it's easy to consider the tentative agreement a disappointment. Looking at the specifics, though, it's clear that SAG-AFTRA's small victories indicate steps forward in an industry that certainly isn't known for its progressive labour practices.
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After nearly a year striking, unionised video game voice actors just tentatively agreed to end their boycott against 11 games companies, a new Screen Actors' Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) press release said today. Voice actors had demanded residual payments, better protections for their voices, and more transparency about what projects they were working on and, in the tentative agreement, received much, but not all, of what they asked for.
After threatening to do so last month, the video game voice actors' guild has voted to authorise a strike, Variety reports. This does not mean they're on strike -- it simply gives the SAG-AFTRA union board authority to declare a strike if negotiations with the video game industry fall through. The actors are looking for bonuses based on sales among other concessions.