2023 writers' strike

President Biden Hopes WGA Writers Are Given a ‘Fair Deal’

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President Joe Biden wants WGA writers to get a fair deal during the ongoing negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. During a screening of the upcoming series American Born Chinese on Monday night, President Biden took a moment to discuss the ongoing writers’ strike and show solidarity with the workers. “I sincerely hope the strike gets resolved, and writers are given a fair deal as soon as possible,” he said Monday night. “This is an iconic, meaningful American industry, and we need the writers — and all the workers — to tell the stories of our nation, and the stories of all of us.” Biden isn’t the only politician supporting the writers; Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent food to strikers in New York on Monday. Representative Bernie Sanders also expressed support for the WGA online last week, and the leader of the free world, Jennifer Coolidge, shouted out the WGA at the MTV Movie Awards. Below is the video of President Biden’s full statement.

President Joe Biden Supports WGA Writers’ Strike