Week two: Picket sked tweaked

As scribes prepare for a second week of picketing starting Monday, the Writers Guild of America has made some tweaks to its picket sked. (Click here for the details.)

Many observed last week that picket detail starting at 9 a.m. was late enough to allow some Teamster drivers to get in and out of the studios without having to cross picket lines, and late enough to miss some of the alpha-execs who tend to get into the office early. So as of Monday, guild is asking members to man (and woman) two shifts, one from 6 a.m.-10 a.m. and one from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There are slightly different skeds for some specific locations including CBS Radford and NBC.

UnitedHollywood.com reports that the guild is getting creative with plans for week two of picketing (it is November sweeps, after all). On Monday, which is Veterans Day and a holiday for many schools, pickets are encouraged to bring their kids out for a hands-on civics lesson. For Tuesday, the guild is reportedly coordinating with SAG a “Cast Day” show of force from actors on dark shows. WGA also is reportedly planning another mass rally for Tuesday, Nov. 20, site TBA.

–Cynthia Littleton

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