U.S. videogame voice artists go on strike
- Top 10 News for 12/2: Crude Rips on OPEC Cut; Starbucks' Schultz Steps Down; Nonfarm Payrolls Flat in Nov.
- Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.6%
- Bond yields slip on U.S. jobs data, euro steady before Italy vote
- Alibaba (BABA) Founder Jack Ma Discuss Plans to Retire; 'I Don't Want to Die at the Office'
- Starbucks Coffee (SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz to Step Down, Appointed Executive Chairman; Kevin Johnson New CEO
The Electronic Arts Inc., logo is displayed on a screen during a PlayStation 4 Pro launch event in New York City, U.S., September 7, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Find out which companies are about to raise their dividend well before the news hits the Street with StreetInsider.com's Dividend Insider Elite. Sign-up for a FREE trial here.
(Reuters) - Actors who provide voice-overs for video games went on strike in the United States on Friday over pay and the refusal of employers to tell them what games they will be working on ahead of time.
The strike affects 11 gaming companies, including Electronic Arts Inc , Activision Blizzard Inc's Activision unit and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.
The actors are represented by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Arts (SAG-AFTRA), which said it had been negotiating terms for a new contract for nearly two years.
The voice-over actors have been demanding for a bonus based on game sales on top of their pay.
The strike affects games that went into production after Feb. 17, 2015. (http://bit.ly/2eB6x0W)
The union, which represents about 160,000 film and TV performers, journalists, recording artists and radio personalities, said workers would picket Electronic Arts' studio in Los Angeles on Monday.
(Reporting by Aishwarya Venugopal in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)
Serious News for Serious Traders! Try StreetInsider.com Premium Free!
You May Also Be Interested In
- Azeri security forces say kill man trying to detonate suicide belt
- Bergdahl seeks pardon before Trump takes office
- South Africa's Zuma reassures investors after dodging credit downgrade
Create E-mail Alert Related CategoriesReuters
Sign up for StreetInsider Free!
Receive full access to all new and archived articles, unlimited portfolio tracking, e-mail alerts, custom newswires and RSS feeds - and more!