July 18, 2024 Your Source for Brentwood News

Union Solidarity Coalition Creates Charity Auction to Support Industry Workers Amidst 2023 WGA Strike

Showbiz Memorabilia, Personal Meetings, Celebrity Dogwalking Among Auction Items

By Dolores Quintana

The Writers Guild strike against The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) started on May 2 and has been going on for 141 days or over four months. The Screen Actor’s Guild and American American Federation of Television and Radio Artists strike against the AMPTP has gone on for 68 days or over two months.

Both unions have shown concern for the below-the-line crew members who are affected by the strike and unable to work. A group of writers, The Union Solidarity Coalition, has established a website and has found inventive ways to raise money to help through a mutual aid fund. 

Their website states, “The Union Solidarity Coalition (TUSC) was established by a group of writers/directors who were profoundly moved by the impact of the 2023 Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike on crew members. The sight of people standing in solidarity with our picket lines was a source of inspiration and unity in action. While the strike serves as the catalyst for TUSC’s inception, we view this as the inception of a broader and pressing movement of solidarity encompassing all industry unions and our non-union colleagues. Our aim is to think ambitiously about how we can support one another during a national labor crisis.

At this juncture, our primary focus is to provide direct financial assistance to crew members who have lost access to health insurance due to strike-related work stoppages. TUSC will host a series of events that will serve as both fundraisers and social gatherings, welcoming individuals from across the industry. Additionally, we have plans for further initiatives on the horizon.”

The first event was held in July, but the group has since started an auction of memorabilia, autographs, tickets, special appearances, zoom meetings, and even services that anyone can bid on and potentially win to help raise money for crew healthcare and insurance. The auctions end on Friday, September 22. There are only two days left. The auctions can be found on eBay

Some of the most popular and personalized auctions come from some very famous people and are witty and clever. Many of them offer once-in-a-lifetime opportunities:

  • Bob Odenkirk & David Cross will Join you for Dinner
  • Zoom with “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins and composer Nicholas Britell + Rare Memorabilia from Jenkins’ Films
  • Natasha Lyonne Will Help You Solve the New York Times Sunday Crossword
  • Watercolor Portrait of Your Dog by John Lithgow
  • Adam Scott Walks your Dog for 1-HR (LA-Based Doggies Only)
  • The Bear Signed Apron Jeremy Allen White Ebon Moss-Bachrach Ayo Edebiri + More
  • West Hollywood Bar Crawl w/ Dolly De Leon Limited Time Offer ONE NIGHT ONLY 10/6
in News
Related Posts

(Video) Only One More Saturday Pop Up of Pa’s Biscuitisserie at Cardinale du Vin Left!

July 18, 2024

July 18, 2024

From 9 am to 2 pm, the best biscuits: their tribute to Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay biscuits and the best...

(Video) Cold Brew Lou Celebrates Three Years at the Motor Avenue Farmers Market With New Coffee Drinks

July 17, 2024

July 17, 2024

Stay cool with Cold Brew Lou’s new creations, orange you curious? Check them out. @brentwoodnewsla Cold Brew Lou Celebrates Three...

Danny Boy’s Famous Original’s New Location Now Open in Westwood Village

July 17, 2024

July 17, 2024

Acclaimed Chef Daniel Holzman Brings New York-Style Pizza to Westwood Daniel Holzman, celebrated chef and industry veteran, will open the...

New Restaurant Alert: All Roads Pinseria + Enoteca to Open in Brentwood on July 26

July 17, 2024

July 17, 2024

Roman-Style Eatery Boasts Unique Pinsa and Italian Specialties, Italian Wines Exciting news for the Westside: All Roads Pinseria + Enoteca,...

Sexual Assault Reported in South Brentwood, Suspect at Large

July 16, 2024

July 16, 2024

LAPD Confirms Incident, Community Seeks Help to Identify Man A post on Nextdoor this evening reported the shocking news that...

Elon Musk Plans to Move Twitter and SpaceX HQs Out of California

July 16, 2024

July 16, 2024

Move Follows SAFETY Act Being Signed Into Law by Governor  Elon Musk, billionaire and CEO of Twitter, Space X, and...

Judge Issues Final Ruling in Favor of Barrington Plaza Tenants Association

July 16, 2024

July 16, 2024

Decision against Landlord Finds Intent Does Not Meet Ellis Act Standards The final ruling in the case of the Barrington...

Governor Signs Landmark SAFETY Act to Shield LGBTQ+ Students in California Schools

July 15, 2024

July 15, 2024

New Law Prohibits Forced Outing Policies in Schools to Keep Students Safe The Support Academic Futures & Educators for Today’s...

The Donald Kaufman Brentwood Branch Library Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Week of Events

July 15, 2024

July 15, 2024

A Musical Performance, Visit From the Reptile Family and Special Reception The Donald Kaufman Brentwood Branch Library is celebrating its...

Covid-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, and Test Positivity Rates Rise in Latest CDC Reports

July 15, 2024

July 15, 2024

California’s Wastewater COVID-19 Levels Are Very High; JN.1 Variant Dominates Covid 19 is making a comeback this summer, with infection...

LAPD and Family Seek Public’s Help to Locate Missing 69-Year-Old Woman

July 15, 2024

July 15, 2024

Beryl Angela Thomas Last Seen in Fairfax Area; May Be Disoriented The family of Beryl Angela Thomas and detectives from...

Two Arrested in Fatal Shooting on Los Angeles Metro Train in West Adams

July 14, 2024

July 14, 2024

Suspects Have Been Charged With Murder in the Death of Juan Garcia Two suspects have been arrested and charged in...

Local Leaders and Law Enforcement React to Trump Assassination Attempt

July 14, 2024

July 14, 2024

Reactions Emphasize the Need for Unity and Safety in Our Nation  After the shocking news of the attempted assassination of...

Beloved Brentwood Monument Destroyed by Vandals on San Vincente Median

July 14, 2024

July 14, 2024

A Symbol of Community History and Dedication Found in Pieces One of Brentwood’s most cherished monuments was callously destroyed by...

Los Angeles Woman Sentenced to 35 Years to Life for Murder of Michael Latt

July 14, 2024

July 14, 2024

35 Years to Life for Woman Who Killed Social Justice Advocate Jameelah Michl was sentenced to 35 years to life...