Contract disputes between management and the workforce is nothing new for 2016 headlines, and the struggle for fair collective bargaining rights extends into the video game industry. A press release from the Screen Actors Guild details information regarding the upcoming demonstration scheduled this week, with links for information on why this action is taking place.
“LOS ANGELES (Nov. 1, 2016) — Following the successful picket at Electronic Arts last week with more than 300 members and allied union members, SAG-AFTRA members will picket WB Games, Inc. at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. P.T. on Thursday, Nov. 3.
After nearly two years of unsuccessful negotiations, SAG-AFTRA called a strike against certain video game producers, effective at 12:01 a.m Friday, October 21.
SAG-AFTRA is striking the following video game employers: Activision Publishing, Inc.; Blindlight, LLC; Corps of Discovery Films; Disney Character Voices, Inc.; Electronic Arts Productions, Inc.; Formosa Interactive, LLC; Insomniac Games, Inc.; Interactive Associates, Inc.; Take 2 Interactive Software; VoiceWorks Productions, Inc.; and WB Games, Inc. These companies are being struck only with regard to video games that went into production after Feb. 17, 2015. (Visit the Strike Center for a list of struck titles.) For additional strike details, click here.
What: SAG-AFTRA Picket @ WB Games, Inc.
When: Thursday, Nov. 3, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: WB Games, Inc.
Warner Bros. Studio, Cordova Gate
S. Cordova St. and Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505 Click here for a map. Street parking is available on W. Olive Ave., W. Riverside Dr., Warner Blvd. and S. Cordova St. Please read all posted signs. Union not responsible for illegally parked vehicles.
Who: SAG-AFTRA Members and Allied Unions”