On a day when thousands of union supporters marched down Hollywood Blvd, the message was simple and most eloquently stated by Sandra Oh: "Writers want to write!"
Patric Verrone's remarks were short and to the point. We all know that we're headed back to the table, we all know the contract issues both sides have to face. But today was about solidarity, and Verrone made it clear that writers want to resume our partnership with the companies so that we can all tackle the challenges and opportunities of New Media together.
As Strike Captains return from the rally with their stories and pictures, we'll update this post with new information. But our presence was strong. We had energetic and vocal partners with such unions as the SEIU and United Healthcare Workers. The Teamsters were out in force, leading the pack with their massive truck motoring down Hollywood Blvd alongside the thousands of protesters.
The next step is the new round of negotiations. Let's all hope that the spirit of partnership and solidarity we felt today carries through to November 26th and beyond.