Service & Solidarity Spotlight: New Poll Shows Two-Thirds of Americans Support SAG-AFTRA, WGA Strikes

SAG-AFTRA members on strike in New York City.

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AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler released the following statement in response to the new nationwide poll, conducted by Data for Progress—showing a strong majority of voters support the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and SAG-AFTRA—as members continue their strikes and negotiate for fair pay and employment protections.

“This latest poll confirms what we’ve been hearing across the country: The American people strongly support the striking writers, performers and other media professionals, and overwhelmingly agree that they should be compensated fairly and protected from studios using AI to replace human workers,” said Shuler. “Voters understand that this isn’t just about one industry—this is about all of us—and unions need to have a seat at the table to take on the existential threat AI poses to our livelihoods and economy.”

Read more details on the poll.