Giant WGA March & Rally Today on Hollywood Blvd
Over 10,000 people are scheduled to march today along Hollywood Blvd., and Grammy-award winning singer Alicia Keys will sing in support of the WGA strike which is now into its third week.
Beginning at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd. at Ivar Ave. at 1pm, members of the Service Employees International Union, California Nurses Association, Teamsters, actors, musicians, elected officials will join the striking WGA members. Keys is planned to perform at 1:15pm for about 15 minutes and then the marching and chanting and sign-waving will commence.
According to a press release sent to LA Observed (we're chopped liver apparently) "speakers scheduled to appear include: WGAW President Patric M. Verrone, United Healthcare Workers-West (SEIU-UHW) President Sal Rosselli, Teamsters Joint Council 42 President Jim Santangelo, Teamsters (Local 399) Division Director Leo Reed, L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti, WGA Negotiating Committee Chair and WGAW Board member John F. Bowman, actress and SAG member Sandra Oh."
Our advice, as always, take public transpo. We recommend the Red Line - get off on Vine.
photo by Sonny I. LaVista for LAist