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The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio (“SAG-AFTRA”) strike finally ended on November 9th, after months of contentious dealings between the two groups centering on concerns over the future of acting and the ability to compensate talent fairly. While we can now all finally celebrate the anticipated return of our favorite shows like Euphoria, House of the Dragon, and Stranger Things, we should also take a moment to critically analyze why SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (“AMPTP”) have historically continued to have conflict and how these groups can learn to negotiate better to prevent future strikes.

This post was originally published on the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution website on February 12, 2024. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.