SAG-AFTRA Strike Continues For Better Contract

(released 10/30/2023)

This has been a year of striking.  Unemployment is low, which would make one think that workers are happy.  This is also the opposite of what happens during a time when the economy in general is good, but the cost of living is high.  Corporate profits are at record levels. The cost of housing and food in America are at all time highs in comparison to wages.

We've seen strikes with UAW auto workers, threats from delivery personnel at UPS, and of course the entertainment industry is no different with strikes by the WGA, which has since ended and currently, the SAG-AFTRA strike is now over 100 days.

Most of the concerns with writers and actors have been about pay for streaming and the use of artificial intelligence.

Writer and Showrunner of Law & Order: SVU, Warren Leight had the following to say yesterday on Twitter taking a "get it done" approach:

A few days earlier, Actor John Ales had a different approach:

We went to Rockefeller Center, one of the strike locations in New York City, on Thursday, October 26. WGA members joined in solidarity like SAG-AFTRA did for them over the previous months.

Alex Moffat

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