Industry & Advocacy News
June 13, 2023
Many of you are already aware that members of the WGA have been on strike since May 2, 2023. As the Strikehub page on the WGA website states:
“Writers are facing the most comprehensive assault on compensation and working conditions that they have seen in a generation. The studios have taken advantage of the transition to streaming to underpay entertainment industry workers, including writers in every area of work. Like too many working people across our economy, as corporate profits grow, writers are just not keeping up.”
These are words that apply to our members as well. All authors are suffering in the current media environment—and we should support each other in this struggle.
That’s why we’re asking you to take a selfie with a printout saying #WGAStrong and #WGAStrike (if you can manage a sign, that would be even better). The WGA social media toolkit has messages you can choose from and other ways you can support the WGA. You may also feel free to write your own message of support.
Post your selfie, hashtag it, and make sure to tag us @AuthorsGuild on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook so we can help spread the word that writers support each other.
Key issues at stake in the WGA strike: