The National Writers Union stands in solidarity with the workers of SAG-AFTRA and the WGA. Central to the strike is the use of AI. The union is demanding “informed consent and fair compensation” for the industry’s use of AI. As a union of multidisciplinary writers and media workers, we’re acutely aware of the way creative labor is devalued and disrespected.. We support and join our fellow creative workers in their fight for an industry where people come before profit. By issuing this statement, we commit to the following:
- We will not cross the picket line.
- We will stand alongside our colleagues as they strike for dignity, respect, and a fair contract.
- We will not stop fighting for a world where telling stories and making art are valued not just for the capital they create for corporate stakeholders, but for the beauty, truth, and joy they bring to the human experience.
Here’s how you can take action:
SIGN: WGA Strike Solidarity Pledge for critics, editors, and journalists covering the entertainment industry.
LEARN: WGA Strike Solidarity Resource for Nonfiction Podcasters, developed in collaboration with the WGA Audio Alliance.
ADOPT: WGA & SAG-AFTRA Strike Solidarity Editorial Statement, strategically designed to add critical context to contemporary coverage.
JOIN: Picket schedules and locations to join a picket line near you.