Opponents of the merger of media labor organizations Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television & Radio Actors say they still believe the whole thing is a bad idea – but have nevertheless pulled their court case challenging it.
The reason is simple – although they believe the merger is a bad idea, the rank and file members of each organization voted overwhelmingly to approve it.
According to The Wrap, an attorney representing the opponents wrote to unions’ attorneys explaining the decision, saying, “After careful consideration, largely reflecting on the results of the recent merger election, my clients have reached the conclusion that continued prosecution of the pending litigation would not assist the cause that they sought to champion.”
They are said to believe that their predictions are correct, and time will tell. But they decided to no longer buck the desire of the 86% of AFTRA members and 82% of SAG members who voted to approve the merger.