The association added: “SAG-AFTRA’s assertion that we have not responded to the needs of its members is disingenuous at best.”
Earlier Monday, SAG-AFTRA, which represents more than 160,000 actors, stunt performers and more, released a detailed list of its proposals, and what it said were the studios’ responses, under the headline “We Fight for the Survival of Our Profession.”
Among them, SAG-AFTRA said it had asked for a general pay increase of 11% in the first year of the contract to offset inflation. The union said the studios responded with an offer of 5%.
“We’ve moved on some things,” SAG-AFTRA said, “but from day one they won’t be meaningfully engaged on the issues that matter most.”
The cast joined members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA), which went on strike on May 2 after failing to reach an agreement with AMPTP.