Baltimore Labor in Solidarity with the WGA
from: William Hughes
An informational picket, and protest rally, was held, on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, in Baltimore City, at the Inner Harbor, in support of the striking members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA). Appearing on the picket line in solidarity with the rank and file of the WGA were, among others, officials and members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA); the Screen Actors Guild (SAG); Metropolitan AFL-CIO Unions; Baltimore Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO; MD State and DC, AFL-CIO; Mid-Atlantic Region of Carpenters; along with a few casts members from the programs “The WIRE” and “Homicide: Life on the Street,” and Tom Moore, Talk Show Host from WCBM.
Sharing their views on the strike, in the order of their appearance are: Fred Mason, Tom Moore, Khris Baxter, Deborah Rudacille, Rod Easter, John Stelmack, Ernie Grecco and Michael Salconi.
Kudos to all the unions, and their members, who supported this effort; and, with a Special Thanks to WGA member, Rafael Alvarez, for all his work in helping to organize this event.
For background on the WGA, go to: http://www.wgaeast.org and http://www.wga.org
For full disclosure purposes, Liam Hughes, this presenter, is a member of AFTRA/SAG.