This spring, thousands of union members in Los Angeles came together to share their experiences and struggles of living and working in the city. The gathering included various professionals, such as hotel workers, teachers, and employees from the entertainment industry. Union members from different organizations participated in the event, including Teamsters, SAG-AFTRA actors, and Writers Guild of America (WGA) members.

The rally focused on the affordability of living in Los Angeles, with speakers urging Democratic leaders to support efforts to improve wages and benefits.

The high costs of rent and home prices in the area were emphasized as major challenges for workers. The theme of housing affordability resonated strongly among all attendees regardless of profession.

Unions have been actively engaging in meetings to discuss collaboration and strategies as several contracts are set to expire during this crucial summer period. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is advocating for additional pay and improved working conditions for writers, including addressing concerns related to the use of AI-generated content.