As you have probably heard, the DGA announced they have reached a tentative agreement with the AMPTP. We congratulate the DGA Negotiating Committee for getting a deal they are recommending to their National Board for approval and presumably will then send to their membership for ratification.
Out of respect for the DGA’s ratification process and in recognition of not knowing the contract language they have negotiated, we won’t be commenting on their deal points. Our own bargaining positions remain the same as they were on May 1, 2023.
Last week we sent an email about how the AMPTP divide and conquer strategy won’t work this time. The AMPTP will not be able to negotiate a deal for writers with anyone but us. Today that message and the video about the path to a deal with the WGA is even more timely.
Finally, we are standing in solidarity with SAG-AFTRA membership as they complete their strike authorization vote, so they can go into their critical negotiation demonstrating the power and the leverage of their unified membership.
As always, we will see you out on the picket lines this week. Negotiating Committee, Board, and Council members are walking with you at every studio location in L.A. and at every action in New York, every day. Here is the picket schedule for this week. And later today, you’ll receive information about tomorrow’s Apple Day of Action.