Thursday, January 22, 2009

An Appeal to the Governor

Please sign the petition to help put an end to the current negotiation stalemate which has put so many out of work already and stands to cause further damage with every passing day:

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Anti Strike Rally - Monday Jan. 12th - 8:30 AM


SAG Headquarters
5757 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036


- Assemble outside the building on the public sidewalk. We must stay on public property (THE SIDEWALK) at ALL times, or we can be evicted from the premises!
- Parking is available at The Page Museum, on the west side of Curson just south of 6th Street. $8 maximum.
- The entrance to the Museum Square Building parking structure is on Curson Street on the east side of the street just north of Wilshire. This parking structure is where ALL of the SAG Board members will be parking. Some participants of the rally should be standing there, with signs, starting at 8:30 AM to greet the arriving Board members! 
- Remember, we support the actors, just not a strike, so be respectful with signs and chants. This is a peaceful rally and there will be media coverage.

Please post a comment (or email to let us know if you plan to attend so we can have a head count! See you there!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Anti-Strike Video Starring James Cromwell

Please watch this anti strike video brought to you by and starring legendary actor James Cromwell, and be sure to pass it on!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Next Protest - Week of January 12, 2009

Our second peaceful protest will occur at the next SAG meeting currently scheduled for the week of January 12th in Hollywood. We hope you can join us in our fight to have our voices heard!

Check back soon for more specific details.

Our First Protest - A Success!

Despite only 24 hours notice and pouring rain, our peaceful protest at the SAG town hall meeting on December 17, 2008 was a success as over a dozen crew workers showed up to picket outside of the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel, garnering media coverage by The Associated Press, Variety, The Los Angeles Times, and countless other news agencies around the world.

We are currently planning new protests, so stay tuned!

Welcome to the Operation

This blog is designed to help crew workers, SAG members, and various other industry professionals organize efforts to block a strike attempt by the Screen Actors Guild in 2009. While generally supportive of the actors, we feel now is not the time to put thousands of people out of work nor place one union's importance ahead of others'. Countless have already been put out of work, or at least seen reduced working opportunities, since SAG's contract expired in June 2008. Upon contract expiration, productions slowed significantly over strike fears and with each passing day, it only gets worse. Now we are moving into the 7th month of non-movement, failed negotiations between SAG and AMPTP, and most recently a controversial campaign to authorize a strike.

We say: "Enough is enough. Let us get back to work."

The Mission

1. Stop the strike authorization process altogether.


2. Influence SAG members to vote NO on a strike.

Stay tuned for updates on the campaign!