President Biden on Monday expressed support for striking Hollywood writers on Monday after White House press secretary Carine Jean-Pierre indicated the administration would not comment on the ongoing labor dispute, calling it a “fair demanded a “good transaction”.
The 80-year-old Biden is the star of the TV series “Born in China in America.”
“We sincerely hope that the writers’ strike in Hollywood will be resolved and that the writers will be given a fair deal as soon as possible,” the commander-in-chief added.
The Writers Guild of America announced last week that its 11,500 writer members in California, New York and other cities have turned down jobs after the union and studios failed to agree on new three-year contracts.
Unions are at odds with studios and production companies over screenwriter salaries, how long they staff shows and films, and the role of AI in the future of screenwriting.
Last week, Jean Pierre The administration said it would not comment on the strike.
“You’ve heard me say many times that we’re not talking about ongoing strikes,” Jean-Pierre said at a White House news conference.
“We’ve said this over and over because we were asked when we saw workers going on strike in various organizations. We were very clear,” he said. she added.
“Again, we encourage both sides to stay at the table. There is,” he also claimed.
Biden, who has described himself as the most “unionist” president in history, last year pushed Congress to force labor groups to accept a deal with railroad companies to avoid a strike. He was beaten up by the railroad union. .
Since the start of its 2024 re-election campaign, the powerful Michigan-based United Auto Workers has also withheld its endorsement of Biden, with the group’s president telling members that the president is pushing for more electric vehicles. He said he was worried about being there.
“The federal government is pouring billions into the transition to electric vehicles, with no conditions and no commitments to workers,” Sean Fein wrote in a note to members earlier this month. According to CNN“The EV transition is at serious risk of becoming a race to the bottom. increase.”
Biden on Monday praised the U.S. entertainment industry, saying it was “iconic,” “meaningful,” and needed in the United States.
“It takes writers and all workers and everyone involved to tell the story of our country and all of us,” Biden said.