Call to Action: Join Us Thursday on the Video Game Strike Picket Line

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Call to Action: Join Us Thursday on the Video Game Strike Picket Line

Please RSVP here if you can join us.

We had more than 300 members, including our brothers and sisters from allied unions, join our first video game strike picket at Electronic Arts last week. It sent a powerful message of solidarity — and that was just the beginning. Join us in Burbank on Thursday for our next strike action!

When: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3 

Where: WB Games, Inc.
Warner Bros. Studio, Cordova Gate
S. Cordova St. and Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505

Please Note: Strike captains and signage will direct members to the Cordova Gate. Click here for a map. There is street parking available on W. Olive Ave., W. Riverside Dr., Warner Blvd. and S. Cordova St. Please read all posted signs. Union not responsible for illegally parked vehicles.

After nearly two years of unsuccessful negotiations, SAG-AFTRA called a strike against certain video game producers, effective at 12:01 a.m Friday, October 21. SAG-AFTRA is striking the following video game employers: Activision Publishing, Inc.; Blindlight, LLC; Corps of Discovery Films; Disney Character Voices, Inc.; Electronic Arts Productions, Inc.; Formosa Interactive, LLC; Insomniac Games, Inc.; Interactive Associates, Inc.; Take 2 Interactive Software; VoiceWorks Productions, Inc.; and WB Games, Inc. These companies are being struck only with regard to video games that went into production after Feb. 17, 2015. (Visit this page for a list of struck titles.) For additional strike details, click here.
In order to deliver our message to video game management, it is critical that all members demonstrate solidarity so that we can present a united front. If you live in the Los Angeles area — no matter what contract you work under — please join us on the picket line on Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. Your fellow members need you! Please RSVP to interactive@sagaftra.org if you can attend the picket.

Since our strike began, the video game employers have hired a high-priced PR firm, Singer Associates, to launch a social media war against you and your union. They even set up a misleading SAG-AFTRA website and Twitter account to spread misinformation and confuse the public. Now, they’re spending more on crisis PR than the amount they would spend in secondary compensation.

Our greatest strength is our unity and we look forward to you joining us on the picket line.

If you are on twitter, please use #PerformanceMatters to show your support, particularly during the picket on Thursday morning. If you can’t join us in person, please join us in social media for a virtual picket. 

For more details and to sign up for updates, please visit our Strike Center. If you have questions, please call the strike hotline at (323) 549-6815.

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