The results are in. SAG-AFTRA voice actors have voted to authorize a strike of video games. I had a feeling the vote would turn out this way but I was astonished at the number. 96.5% voted in favor of a strike! That's huge!
Now this doesn't mean voice actors are now on strike. What this means is that the members of the SAG-AFTRA union have authorized negotiators to call a strike if negotiations with the video game producers are not productive. It basically gives the union some leverage at the table.
You can read more about it here: SAG-AFTRA Video Game Voice Actors Authorize Strike
There is an important question we as non union members need to decide for ourselves if there is in fact a strike: Do we want to stand with our union compatriots or are we going to persue the open positions left by the strike? I can't tell you which path to choose as that is for yourself to decide. The big thing to ask yourself is; do you agree with why the voice actors are going on strike? If so, then I think you should stand with them. If not, then you may decide to go your own path but be aware that consequences may occur if you ever plan on trying to join SAG-AFTRA in the future.
I realize that I'm "counting my chickens" so to speak since the strike hasn't even occurred yet. But I think it's a good idea to start thinking about it now as some of us may be approached to fill a potential void.
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