Information on WGA Strike Locations for Tuesday, December 18
If you've ever worked on any of the “Law and Order” series or if you’ve ever wanted to—come support the WGA writers who write the shows that keep work in New York. Join the WGA on the picket line for “Crime Writers Join For Justice” at Foley Square.
Tuesday, December 18th
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Thomas Paine Park in Foley Square
Thomas Paine Park in Foley Square, Worth Street at Lafayette and Centre Streets; trains: #4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge; J, M, Z to Chambers; A, C, E, to Chambers; R, W to City Hall
Join writers of some of the best-known crime shows to shine a light on the bad behavior of the AMPTP and hear the indictment of their inaction at the bargaining table. Writers and Actors from “Law and Order,” “Homicide,” and dozens of other shows will be present at this bi-coastal event. We’ll rally in the heart of “the criminal justice system” in lower Manhattan!
- Please stay at station locations, and do not join picketers at
on-location sites. Screen Actors Guild is not condoning or
participating in disruption and/or attempts to shut down location
- If you are contracted to work on a television series or motion
picture that continues to produce while the WGA is on strike, you are
obligated by your personal service agreement and the “No Strike” clause
in our collective bargaining agreements to go to work. You can continue
to audition for work and accept new work if you choose to do so.
- Screen Actors Guild members should not perform the duties covered
by WGA contracts. Simply stated, you should not write anything normally
written by striking WGA writers.
- Finally, and most importantly, we must support our fellow SAG
members on every set even if they have to cross a picket line to get to
work. They are simply following the advice of their union and honoring
their contract. It is not reasonable to expect SAG cast members to risk
the potentially enormous personal liability that may flow from refusing
to work in the absence of a SAG strike. Please note, the WGA contract
includes a similar “No Strike” clause and writers would be bound to the
same rules as you are if another union were striking.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We have also set up a toll-free Screen Actors Guild
WGA strike information hotline number for questions regarding work
rules and picket line locations. Through this hotline number, you can
get up-to-the-minute information on work rules, picket line locations
and help with other questions. 1-877-724-7875.