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Striking Actors Working Again

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Mar 19, 2001 | 11:50am EST

Work is the word for striking actors.

After nearly six months of work stoppage, members of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists will return to work today, according to news reports.

The decision came late Saturday night when the joint boards of directors for the two unions voted in favor of endorsing a new commercials contract.

Members of the unions still need to vote on the pact, and the ratification process should end in late November.

Actors from SAG and AFTRA had been striking against the advertising industry since April. The 181-day strike is the longest one in Hollywood history.

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