A food truck will be available to serve the first 300 who check in to picket!
Updated parking details below
As we move into the holiday shopping season, let’s make sure our message is heard loud and clear – we need a fair contract for SAG-AFTRA’s video game performers!
Join us tomorrow in Burbank for our next strike action.
When: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17. A food truck will be available on site to the first 300 who check in to picket.
Where: Insomniac Games, Inc.
2255 N. Ontario St.
Burbank, CA 91504
Updated Parking Details: Carpooling is encouraged as is use of the Metrolink, which has a train station nearby. If you park in nearby Airport Economy Lot C (Thornton Ave. and N. Ontario St.) and bring your ticket to the picket check in, the union will reimburse you for parking (valid only for Lot C). Additionally, there is limited street parking available on Ontario St, Thornton Ave, and Empire Ave. Please read all posted signs. Union not responsible for illegally parked vehicles. See this map for details.
More than 700 members, including our brothers and sisters from allied unions, have joined us on the line for our first two pickets. That solidarity has sent a powerful message to the video game corporations: SAG-AFTRA is tough to fight. But this struggle isn’t over. We need to keep the momentum going until the video game corporations return to the bargaining table.
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 this page for a list of struck titles.) For additional strike details, click here.
In order to deliver our message to video game management, it is critical that all members demonstrate solidarity so that we can present a united front. If you live in the Los Angeles area — no matter what contract you work under — please join us on the picket line on Thursday morning at 11:30 a.m. Your fellow members need you! Please RSVP to [email protected] if you can attend the picket.
Our greatest strength is our unity and we look forward to you joining us on the picket line.
If you are on twitter, please use #PerformanceMatters to show your support, particularly during the picket on Thursday morning. If you can’t join us in person, please join us in social media for a virtual picket.