On Tuesday, Aug. 22, National Union Solidarity Day, hundreds of union chiefs, politicians, union members, well-known actors, and supporters rallied in front of the Amazon and HBO corporate offices in New York City. The group was so large that it extended for two entire city blocks. As the Writers Guild of America and the SAG-AFTRA strikes continue, more and more other union members have shown their solidarity, as on this day, when unionized teachers, nurses, truckers, musicians, and retail and hotel workers made themselves visible. New York City Comptroller Brad Lander, who had sent a warning letter about investor confidence to three studio heads the previous week, summed up the crowd’s frustrations when he said these are “companies that are treating their workers like sh*t.”

Read the full story by Sean Piccoli for Deadline, published August 22, 2023, here:


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