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The National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) is a labor union representing employees in television, radio, film, and media production.

Tuesday, October 3, 1967: Actors returned to work after meetings with Mr. Grott of American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). Robert Gerringer and Daniel Keyes refused to cross picket lines. Gerringer's replacement was Peter Turgeon, and Keyes’s replacement was Peter Murphy.

Thursday, October 12, 1967: AFTRA gave the actors permission to return to work at 3:00 PM. Joan Bennett had been fined by the union for returning to work. Meeting at 7 PM with AFTRA officials.

AFTRA Fines: Joan Bennett, $5400; Peter Turgeon, $3900; Alexandra Moltke, $3500; David Ford, $3500; Jonathan Frid, $3500; Grayson Hall, $3500; Louis Edmonds, $3500; Nancy Barrett, fine withdrawn; Anthony George, case adjourned but on November 17, $3500.

Claiming that the strike would kill Dark Shadows, Dan Curtis offered to pay the actors’ fines if they continued to work during the strike All of them obliged except for Robert Gerringer and Daniel Keyes, both of whom were replaced.

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