UAW Statement on SAG-AFTRA and WGA Strikes


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The UAW stands in solidarity with the 170,000 workers of SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America currently on strike fighting for a fair contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).

Both strikes are the result of the AMPTP refusing to address the key issues of working actors and writers. While workers in the film & television industry have seen their working conditions and standard of living come under attack, top Hollywood executives continue to be paid hundreds of millions of dollars. Warner Brothers CEO David Zaslav alone has made close to $500 million dollars over the last five years.

“I’m inspired to see members of SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild standing up for us all,” UAW President Shawn Fain said. “Our industries may be different, but our fight is the same: corporate executives make millions, while the workers who make the industry run get crumbs. That’s why working people, from Hollywood to Detroit, are standing up and fighting back. To the members of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA, the UAW has got your back.”

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