I’m sure one or two of you have heard of the Sharknado franchise. Movies, mainly – but I really wish they’d branch out into shark plush toys that come with a doll’s arm in the mouth.
These movies have made approximately a metric ton of money for the SyFy network, and they’re immensely popular among the viewing public.
Sharknado number three is currently shooting in Los Angeles, and for some reason isn’t a union signatory. I can only imagine it’s due to the inclusion of Ann Coulter, who probably refused to participate if the dirty smelly worker things were getting paid enough to live on. Greedy fuckers.
Seriously, though, this isn’t some little indie movie that may never make a dime. It’s going to do very, very well and everyone knows it, especially the producers. The network has probably already pre-sold enough ads to finance three more movies and a spin-off Saturday morning cartoon.
But they don’t want to sign a union contract so the below the line workers can get their health care qualifying hours. Really, that’s what’s important to most of us.
So why not go out and picket? It’s not like I’m currently getting any work.
Except today. My bank account won’t allow me to keep driving to Santa Clarita if there’s no paycheck involved.
Daily picketing locations can be found on the Strikenado Facebook page.