SOLIDARITY ALERT: Sesame Workshop writers

Writers at Sesame Workshop—the incredibly talented team that gives Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie, and all our favorite Muppets the words that change our kids’ lives forever—are on the verge of a strike.

These writers are fighting for a contract with industry-standard annual raises, improvements to residuals and coverage of all writing work performed for Sesame Workshop—including animation and social media segments.

Their current contract expires this Friday, April 19.

If the company continues to refuse to engage on core issues and a deal can’t be reached by that deadline, Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) members at Sesame Workshop have unanimously voted to authorize a strike.

Organizers are hopeful they can reach an agreement by the end of the day on Friday—but they need your support to win their contract.

Help Sesame Workshop writers reach a deal before the strike deadline!

Please take a moment to send a letter to Sesame Workshop’s executive staff and board calling for a fair union contract that protects all writers at Sesame.

Your support will ensure that the negotiating committee has the leverage they need to make the strongest possible deal before their contract expires on Friday—or to have the WGAE Council and WGAW Board call for a strike if the company is still unwilling to meet its workers' reasonable demands.

For updates about the campaign and ways for WGA members, union allies and fans of Sesame Workshop to support the fight for a fair contract, visit