I’m told that, at the end of their first day back, The Late Show writers, the only strikers thus far allowed to go back to work, decided to donate a percentage of their salaries to the WGA Strike Fund and the Actors Fund every month until the labor action ends. “The Strike Fund for obvious reasons, and the Actors Fund because it is need-based for all of those collaterally damaged, including below-the-liners,” Late Show writer and strike captain Bill Scheft told me last night. The show’s writers also have decided to keep doing a daily picketing shift so the show will be represented walking the line until the strike is settled. “The writers as a whole plan to contribute in whatever small and large ways we can,” Scheft said. (Photo of Scheft on the WGA picket line…)
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