We Are One: National Day of Action
April 4, 2011
From public employees in Wisconsin and New York to non-fiction TV writers and producers in NYC, the right to collective bargaining is under attack as never before. But there is also more solidarity and energy for protecting and advancing workers’ rights today than there’s been during most of our lifetimes.
That’s why on April 4th —the day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated while in Memphis to support public employees on strike—people across the nation will join together in a nation-wide day of action.
The WGAE will be participating in
We Are One
Day of Action
April 4th 5pm-7pm
City Hall Park between Broadway, Park Row and Chambers Street.
Look for our red banner.
RSVP to membernews@ wgaeast.org
As part of a WGAE organizing campaign, 250 writers and producers working in nonfiction TV recently voted to join the Writers Guild and bargain collectively for better pay and healthcare. But just like Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the production companies these writers work for (ITV, Lion Television, Atlas Media and Optomen), are now refusing to recognize their employees' democratic choice to negotiate a contract collectively.
So join with your fellow members of the WGAE and other unions to take a stand for writers, producers, public employees, teachers and everyone who is fighting for a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s (and night’s and weekend’s) work.
We Are One is organized by the AFL-CIO. Scores of organizations are joining in the day of action—a broad coalition including Amnesty International, NAACP, Human Rights Campaign and unions such as AFTRA and SAG.
If you can’t join us on the 4th you can still participate in one of the many other events around the city and around the country that week—visit http://local.we-r-1.org/ to find a local action near you and let us know which you will attend (membernews@). wgaeast.org