New Tensions on the WGA Picket Lines in Hollywood

SAG-AFTRA and WGA workers strike outside Warner Bros. in Burbank, California

Striking SAG-AFTRA members demonstrate with striking WGA (Writers Guild of America) employees in front of the Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank, California on July 17, 2023.
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The cast of SAG-AFTRA and the authors of WGA were I already feel disgusted with the Alliance of Film and TV Producers; for this reason both unions strike now, fight for fair employment contracts. Hollywood the pickets You yourself have now become part of the struggle.

Earlier today, meeting followed a viral tweet advising that trees much needed were available The shadow of the WGA pickets in front of Universal had suddenly been shortened. A Universal spokesman told the trade that the maintenance was just a coincidence: “Working with licensed arborists, we have pruned these trees annually at this time of year to ensure the canopy is light ahead of the high wind season. We support the WGA and SAG’s right to demonstrate and are working to provide some shade coverage. We continue to be in open communication with local union leaders to work together at this time.”

The tree situation – the approxme during a scorching one heat wave—relates to a related issue of picket safety, namely protecting striking workers from traffic. Accordingly the Hollywood reporter, the WGA today “filed a complaint against NBCUniversal with the National Labor Relations Board… The union alleges the company is violating its right to strike — and endangering its members — by blocking the public walkway immediately adjacent to the studio during an ongoing construction project.” In the The complaint states that as a result, “two pickets have already been hit by a car” and that Universal did not provide barriers “to allow pedestrian walkways for the pickets,” despite the LAPD’s advice.

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Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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