Hollywood faces new crisis in strike threat from off-screen workers who keep productions running


Some 60,000 union members, the majority on the West Coast, are participating in the strike vote, which comes after months of rancorous and collapsed negotiations. For their part, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) argues they’ve already made generous concessions, including agreeing to improvements in rest periods, and paying nearly $400 million to address a pension and health plan deficit. They contend the union is walking away from a good deal.