SAG president wants ousted leader back

LOS ANGELES It was reported that SAG and Hollywood producers were close to reaching an agreement on their contract negotiations, but now the negotiations will be postponed indefinitely.

According to the /*Daily Variety*/, SAG president /*Alan Rosenberg*/ is heading to court on Tuesday to demand the reinstatement of ousted national executive director /*Doug Allen*/.

Allen was recently fired by the so-called moderate wing of the guild's board of directors, who accused of him mishandling negotiations.

However, a minority of SAG members that feel Allen is the only person that will get the union members the proper compensation that they've been demanding from the Hollywood producers.

Actors have been working without a contract since last June. Among the sticking points, SAG has been asking that they get more money for DVD sales in their new contract.

A new date for talks has not been set.

The two sides haven't met since Nov. 20, when talks facilitated by a federal mediator broke down and SAG announced it was planning a strike-authorization vote. That plan was halted last week when the union's director and chief negotiator were ousted.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.


MORE L.A. BREAKING NEWS, WEATHER, TRAFFIC, SPORTS

USEFUL LINKS:
SEND TIP || REPORT TYPO || TWEET @abc7 ||  WIDGET

Copyright © 2019 KABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.