Joe Piscopo Sounds Off On Corporations Ripping Off Union Members

  • As several major television shows have halted production amid a nationwide writers’ strike, one former “Saturday Night Live” cast member has voiced his support for the union members taking a “strong” stance.
  • “I don’t want to sound like a socialist or anything, but they got to spread the wealth a little bit because we’ve gone through this year, after year, after year in the Writers Guild, of them taking advantage of us,” Joe Piscopo said on “Fox & Friends First” Wednesday morning. “And I see [that] by my little puny residual checks, and it’s time to stop and it’s time to stand strong.”
  • The Writers’ Guild of America (WGA), which includes East and West chapters, is accusing corporations of creating a “gig economy” that devalues the profession of writing.