Sunday, November 11, 2007


Mr. James J. Claffey, Jr.
IATSE Local One
320 West 46 Street
New York, NY 10036

To Our Brothers and Sisters of IATSE Local One:

This letter is to express our heartfelt and vocal support of IATSE Local One's strike against the League of American Theatres and Producers. Just as you have stood with us in our current strike against the motion picture and television studios and networks, so, too, do we stand with you as you seek the fair and respectful contract that you have earned and deserve.

The careers of many of our members began and continue in the theater. We recognize the stage as an arena of inspiration, a training ground, an artistic platform from which our visions leap to life. Without your members, the work of our members could not be realized. All of their imagination and creativity come to nothing without you.

Know that IATSE Local One can rely on us to work with you and join you as your and our struggles continue. Contact us for whatever assistance you require. We're all in this together.

In solidarity,

Michael Winship
Writers Guild of America, East

Patric M. Verrone
Writers Guild of America, West

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Slightly of topic
Just Read this on the TAG blog.

Anonymous said...

After a stellar eighty percent gain in profits from its cable division, Viacom has decided to reward it's production staff at Nickelodeon by taking away their matching 401K funds, killing their pension plan, reducing their health care choices, and of course removing a third of their vacation and half of their sick days.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!