Los Angeles Unions Again Hollywood Writers

Los Angeles Unions Again Hollywood Writers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Unions representing academics, truck drivers and different employees who shall be headed quickly to the bargaining desk turned out in downtown Los Angeles on Friday to help Hollywood’s placing movie and tv writers.

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) started a piece stoppage on May 2 after failing to succeed in an settlement for greater wages with media corporations together with Walt Disney Co, Netflix Inc and Warner Bros Discovery Inc.

On Friday, a couple of hundred members of unions within the tourism and hospitality industries, academics, logistics employees and public staff rallied in downtown Los Angeles in a present of unity. The collaborating unions represented greater than 200,000 employees with collective bargaining agreements additionally as a result of expire in 2023, organizers stated.

“It’s going to be a sizzling labor summer time,” Lorena Gonzalez, govt secretary of the California Labor Federation, instructed the group. “It’s your energy in standing collectively that is going to make sure the following era of employees have the power to dwell.”

Organizers stated the unions had common calls for for livable wages amid rising meals, housing and transportation prices.

Writer Danielle Roderick stated she hoped the writers would lead a motion of “all people not taking it.”

“Everybody appears like they’re getting eaten alive indirectly,” stated Roderick, who attended the rally together with her husband, additionally a author, and two youngsters.

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which represents main studios, has stated it provided “beneficiant” will increase in compensation to writers. No new talks between the 2 sides are scheduled.

(Reporting by Jorge Garcia and Lisa Richwine; Editing by Tom Hogue)

Copyright 2023 Thomson Reuters.

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