At 23 Weeks, SAG/AFTRA Strike Is Now Longest Entertainment Strike in History

News   At 23 Weeks, SAG/AFTRA Strike Is Now Longest Entertainment Strike in History The strike against commercial advertising interests by the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists is officially the longest strike in entertainment history.

The strike against commercial advertising interests by the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists is officially the longest strike in entertainment history. Called on May 1, the strike is now 23 weeks long, surpassing the 22-week long Writers Guild Strike in 1988.

The contentious labor dispute continues with no clear sign of any rescheduled talks or other breakthroughs being made since both sides walked away from federally-mediated negotiations on Sept. 27.

Reports have started to come out that a promised boycott of Proctor and Gamble products will be made by the actors, perhaps by some of SAG's high-profile members.

-- By Murdoch McBride