Writers Guild strikers and their brethren are planning to converge Tuesday afternoon for a rally, accompanied by Alicia Keys. The guild is hoping for a turnout of thousands. Here's the WGA's call to action:
Help write a new chapter in Hollywood history. Join thousands of members of the Writers Guild of America as the WGA begins Week Three of its strike again the media conglomerates of the AMPTP.
March down Hollywood Boulevard with film and TV writers, actors, musicians, Teamsters, service employees, and other unions in this fight for justice.
More than 10,000 writers are on the front lines of the fight to preserve decent working standards against corporate power.
Striking members of the Writers Guild of America, West will be joined by members of the Service Employees International Union, California Nurses Association, Teamsters, actors, musicians, elected officials, and union supporters in a Solidarity with Writers march and rally on Hollywood Blvd.
Speakers scheduled to appear include: WGAW President Patric M. Verrone, United Healthcare Workers-West (SEIU-UHW) President Sal Rosselli, Teamsters Joint Council 42 President Jim Santangelo, Teamsters (Local 399) Division Director Leo Reed, L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti, WGA Negotiating Committee Chair and WGAW Board member John F. Bowman, actress and SAG member Sandra Oh. Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys is also tentatively scheduled to perform at 1:15 pm at Hollywood Blvd. & Ivar Ave.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
1:00 p.m. Assemble
1:30 p.m. March & Rally
March will start at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd. at Ivar Ave. (between Cahuenga Blvd. and Vine St.) in the heart of Hollywood, CA.
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