ST. PAUL (AP) -- Striking actors will deliver a petition to Gov. Jesse Ventura's office Monday asking the governor to intervene in the five-month dispute between commercial actors and the advertising industry.
Members of the Twin Cities chapter of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild will urge Ventura to make a public statement or contact individuals in the industry to say the strike needs to be settled, said Colleen Aho, the local chapter's executive director.
The delegation will miss Ventura, who will be in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, to address an international trade group.
Local members gathered signatures on the petition from more than 2,600 Minnesotans.
About 1,200 Twin Cities area actors are among the 135,000 members of AFTRA and SAG affected by the strike. A key issue centers on pay formulas for cable TV.
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