If you were planning on hitting up the Fashion Police writers rally, you’re too late!
The rally took place today outside of E!’s headquarters, and the picketers wrapped up around 12:30 this afternoon (as planned).
In the morning, strikers took up the HIGHlarious chant of:
“We’re still poor, you’re still rich, give us back our paycheck bitch!”
LOLz!! Clever and appropriate! Definitely got the point accross.
There were around 150 picketers at the peak of the rally. Bryan Cook, one of the writers involved, addressed the crowd along with anyone who cared to listen.
Here’s a glimpse of what he covered:
“We’ve worked hard to make Fashion Police one of E!’s top-rated shows, and we don’t even get health care benefits…It can be hard to get how hard this work is. Its not like were working in a coal mine — you can’t get black lung from writing jokes, but rest assured, E! will try to find a way.”
Sounds terrible!! You’d think E! would try to reward these hard workers as much as possible, not cheat them out of benefits! They’re the voices behind what makes the show the AH-mazing program it
Fellow writer Ed Rice commented on next steps, saying:
“I don’t know what’s specifically next on our part. To a certain extent, its a stand-off — the balls really in their court. What we want is a phone call from the network to our representative at the guild saying they accept them as representation and would like to offer us a guild contract. That’s the only next step from the network we will accept.”
Your move, E!
After all this negative publicity, it would be a huge karmic error for E! to do anything but oblige!!
Check out some of the pics people took at the event! (below)
Tags: benefits, bryan cook, e!, ed rice, fashion police, pay, picket, rally, strike, unfair, writers