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STATEMENT: Mayor Bass issues statement after Writers Guild of America strike begins

LOS ANGELES – Mayor Karen Bass today issued the following statement after the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America West and the Council of the Writers Guild of America East, acting upon the authority granted to them by their memberships, voted to call a strike, effective 12:01 AM, Tuesday, May 2.

“Los Angeles relies on a strong entertainment industry that is the envy of the world while putting Angelenos to work in good, middle class jobs. I encourage all sides to come together around an agreement that protects our signature industry and the families it supports.”