APWU Criticizes Sen. McCain For Crossing Strikers’ Picket Line


The APWU National Executive Board has adopted a resolution criticizing Sen. John McCain for crossing a picket line of striking members of the Writers Guild to appear on the Tonight Show at the end of January. “This callous act by Sen. McCain showed an utter disregard for the efforts of ordinary workers to exact just and fair results in collective bargaining,” the resolution said.

Members of the Writers Guild went on strike Nov. 5, seeking a contract that would give them an equitable share of the revenues from online and DVD distribution of the shows they create. On Feb. 12, Guild members voted to return to work, claiming their demands had been met.