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Allen Stays, But Strike in Doubt

After a marathon 30-hour national board meeting ended Tuesday, SAG's chief negotiator Doug Allen managed to hold onto his job, parrying attempts by guild moderates to dismiss him.

After a marathon 30-hour national board meeting ended Tuesday, SAG's chief negotiator Doug Allen managed to hold onto his job, parrying attempts by guild moderates to dismiss him through filibusters and other parliamentary moves. During the session – which began before 9 a.m. Monday and continued through the night until 1 p.m. Tuesday – allegations of voter fraud were thrown around and there was an eight-hour debate over extending the meeting by three hours, resulting in a loss of five hours. The result has emboldened moderates who are opposed to going forward with strike action and, according to the LA Times, is a Pyrrhic victory for Rosenberg, who has been considerably weakened by the confrontation and is unlikely to find 75% approval for a strike referendum from voters.