Joss Whedon and the Buffyverse Picket For the WGA
You can send an email to the network executives in charge of your favorite shows and tell them to return to the negotiating table with the writers here.
On Friday, Joss Whedon and the Buffyverse showed up in force to picket at 20th Century Fox on behalf of the WGA:
Mutant Enemy staffers at the rally included writers and producers Marti Noxon, David Fury, Tim Minear, Ben Edlund, Jane Espenson, and Drew Goddard, while the actors included Eliza Dushku (who will be collaborating with Whedon on the forthcoming Dollhouse), Nicholas Brendon, J. August Richards, Amy Acker, Juliet Landau, Tom Lenk, Felicia Day, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Ron Glass, Morena Baccarin, Summer Glau, Harry Groener, and Camden Toy.
Earlier this week the SEIU fired strike busting spin weasel Chris Lehane in solidarity with the writers, and today the WGA joins the SEIU in picketing against GE:
General Electric’s Arden Realty is one of the few real estate corporations to not yet call on their private security providers to settle a contract for Los Angeles security officers with higher wages and family healthcare as soon as possible. Blackstone, Jamison Properties, Maguire Properties, Beacon, RREEF, and others have sent letters to their security contractors urging them to complete negotiations of a fair contract before the holidays. The security officer contract will be the first contract of its kind in Southern California.
GE also figures into the ongoing strike of the Writers Guild of America against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). General Electric owns NBC/Universal, a member of the AMPTP. Striking writers, most of whom earn middle class wages, are seeking a fair share of the entertainment industry’s success. The AMPTP has prolonged the strike by walking out of negotiations twice, prompting many to believe that they never intended to negotiate seriously in the first place.
Marchers will gather at 5pm at the corner of Wilshire Blvd and Veteran Ave. in Westwood.
It’s really heartening to see this kind of cooperation and support between unions, because they do have common interests here and these guys do not want to settle. Hopefully we’ll see more.