The WGA and the changing nature of work
In an effort to get a fair deal with the AMPTP - the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has been on strike since May 2nd of this year. A month later, in early June, the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) authorized their own strike. As we post this episode, SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP have extended their deadline to make a deal until July 12.
In this episode, Hello Monday producer and SAG-AFTRA member Sarah Storm hosts WGA Strike Captain Laura Jacqmin for a conversation on how we got here, and what might come next for the Writers’ Strike. As a veteran TV, theater, and video game writer, Laura has a deep understanding of the industry and what it will take for her union to get a fair deal. From AI to fair pay, she’ll break it all down to help the rest of us understand how their fight might be indicative of a larger movement for all knowledge workers.
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