May 5, 2004 - On behalf of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, National President John Connolly issued the following statement regarding the ongoing negotiations between the Writer’s Guild and the AMPTP;AFTRA encourages the AMPTP to work diligently and creatively to reach a mutually acceptable agreement with the Writers Guild. Many of the issues raised in these talks resonate with workers throughout our industry, and AFTRA members across the country stand in solidarity with our colleagues at the WGA as they seek equitable solutions.

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