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Keyser isn't acting like the pope tho. He's been out on the lines. Anyone can talk to him, rank and file and showrunner's alike... and they do. They've said over and over that the doors have been open.
This may be moot now that they are (hopefully) talking next week. But the AMPTP talking point about the state of negotations willfully ignores (as did you) the August 22nd meeting where WGA leadership was summoned and told that they needed to accept the AMPTP's first counter or else they'd release it to the public, which the AMPTP did in an effort to circumvent the Negotiating Committee. Everybody wants this strike to be over, but it's clear from the series of events, the reason they haven't been talking the past month is because the AMPTP doesn't know what it wants to counter.