Statement from Senator HIlary Rodham Clinton

On Hillary Clinton issued the following statement:

"I wish to express my support to the members of the WGA and IATSE, as they pursue fair contracts that truly acknowledge their hard work in all mediums.

It is my hope that all involved parties remain at the bargaining table to work out equitable contracts that keep our entertainment industry strong, recognizes the contributions writers and stagehands make to the success of their respective industires, and returns everyone to work as soon as possible.

Trade unions are the backbone of America's middle class and we know that the collective bargaining process has time and again proven itself beneficial to all sides. The right to organize and bargain collectively is a basic and fundamental right afforded all workers in this country and I will always stand with America's working men and women in their efforts to ensure fair wages, meaningful benefits and a safe workplace."