— The Animation Guild (@animationguild) October 4, 2021
I stand with my colleagues in @IATSE. Now it’s up to the studios and producers who are negotiating with them to come through with meaningful changes in their working conditions. The overwhelming sense of unity delivered in this vote is a powerful message that enough is enough. https://t.co/fEeKq4IhyE
— Anthony Rapp SAG-AFTRA National & NY Board Member (@albinokid) October 4, 2021
— Kyle McVey (@rocket_kyle) October 4, 2021
— Joely Fisher (@MsJoelyFisher) October 4, 2021
Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich put the vote in historical perspective. "This is the biggest private sector strike in the US in 10+ years, and the first in the industry's 128-year history," wrote Reich before calling it "a milestone moment for the labor movement."
— Amy Duddleston, ACE (@phantomframe) October 4, 2021
Tells you everything," Jeffrey Wright observed. "The vote passed with 98 % support and 90 % turnout.
As an actor on shows that had multiple 16-hour days, who nearly died twice falling asleep on the road driving home – I support IATSE in their strike.
— Ann Mahoney (@ANNIEMOHO) October 1, 2021
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 4, 2021
98.68 percent of @IATSE members just voted to authorize a nationwide strike for fair pay, adequate rest, and breaks.
This is the biggest private sector strike in the US in 10+ years, and the first in the industry's 128-year history.
A milestone moment for the labor movement.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) October 4, 2021
Actor Anthony Rapp observed: "This vote is a powerful message that enough is enough."
Crew are the lifeblood of our industry, not easily replaced cattle. They deserve sleep, safe conditions, and the chance to prosper with living wages. New media isn't new. I stand with #IATSE. pic.twitter.com/PG8g3C4YL7
— C. Robert Cargill (@Massawyrm) October 4, 2021
SAG-AFTRA Treasurer Joely Fisher posted Deadline's story without comment. Frances Fisher wrote, "Congratulations!"
They're not asking for anything unreasonable." Oscar winner Octavia Spencer said, "I hope #AMPTP does the right thing and sits down again.
— Michael A. MacRae (@Michael_MacRae) October 4, 2021
By a Nearly Unanimous Margin, @IATSE Members in TV and Film Production Vote to Authorize a Nationwide #Strike – #IATSE#Iasolidarity #IATSEsolidarity
— Frances Fisher (@Frances_Fisher) October 4, 2021
Rosie O'Donnell praised crew members for their dedication and offered her support: "First to arrive – last to leave – i support good faith negotiations – i support #IATSE"
Alyssa Milano posted, "I support members of iatse [sic] in their demands for more humane working conditions.
As a former Union organizer who stood on the picket line with @IATSE workers in past strikes, I unequivocally and wholeheartedly stand with #IATSE members – who voted to strike for safe working conditions – today and every day!#IASolidarity #UnionStrong https://t.co/og9DEZ3SNq
— Jimmy Gomez (@JimmyGomezCA) October 4, 2021
Reaction online was swift and nearly unanimously in support of the vote. It was announced this morning that IATSE members had voted by an overwhelming margin — 98% — to authorize their leadership to call a nationwide strike against film and TV productions.
We stand together and support their efforts for a #fairdeal!" The Animation Guild, which had previously expressed support for IATSE, posted the following: "Congrats to our #IATSE kin for this powerful show of #IAsolidarity!
— Hilarie Burton Morgan (@HilarieBurton) October 4, 2021
Our #IATSE brothers and sisters have spoken. They will #strike for better work conditions. I hope #AMPTP does the right thing and sits down again. They’re not asking for anything unreasonable. #IATSESolidarity
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) October 4, 2021
Jimmy Gomez, who represents the Downtown L.A. U.S. area in Congress, wrote: "As a former Union organizer who stood on the picket line with @IATSE workers in past strikes, I unequivocally and wholeheartedly stand with #IATSE." Rep.