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25 witty signs from the writers' strike that prove they should definitely be paid more

It is evident from the ongoing strike that not only can writers make the protest signs witty and funny, but they can also do it while conveying what they truly want.

25 witty signs from the writers' strike that prove they should definitely be paid more
Cover Image Source: (L) Twitter | Emanuel Juárez; (R) Twitter | Jenny Yang

We all know that writers can be funny when they want to be. But if there were ever any doubts about their sense of humor and ability to wield words, there should not be any after seeing the signs that have been making appearances at the 2023 Writers Guild of America (W.G.A.) strike.

The W.G.A. went on strike this month after their contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers failed. The union said in a press release that it asked for "fair pay that reflects the value of our contribution to company success and includes protections to ensure that writing survives as a sustainable profession.”

Image Source: People picket outside of Paramount Pictures studios during the Hollywood writers strike on May 4, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Image Source: People picket outside of Paramount Pictures studios during the Hollywood writers strike on May 4, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

 “The companies’ behavior has created a gig economy inside a union workforce, and their immovable stance in this negotiation has betrayed a commitment to further devaluing the profession of writing," the union added. "From their refusal to guarantee any level of weekly employment in episodic television, to the creation of a ‘day rate’ in comedy variety, to their stonewalling on free work for screenwriters and on AI for all writers, they have closed the door on their labor force and opened the door to writing as an entirely freelance profession. No such deal could ever be contemplated by this membership.”

Now, the streets of New York and Los Angeles are filled with hilarious signs that are taking digs at studios, streaming services and networks. But their finest work can be seen in their signs against artificial intelligence. As AI is now being used to write film and television scripts, writers are protesting against it. Here are some of the signs that will make you think, laugh and support the writers in their strike.

1. I am on strike:



 

2. 'Succession'-themed signs, obviously:



 

3. How A.I. can really help:



 

4. Max goes minimum:



 

5. Don't make us feel undervalued:



 

6. Another kind of A.I.



 

7. You are the villain:

Image Source: Getty Images | David McNew
Image Source: Getty Images | David McNew

8. Here is a wild pitch:

Image Source: Getty Images | David McNew
Image Source: Getty Images | David McNew

9. We just wanna have funds:



 

10. Just a person, trying to feed their cats:



 

11. Facts:



 

12. No pain, no gain:



 

13. Netflix and the writers:



 

14. No sir



 

15. Justice for Tanya



 

16. Greg, it's monstrous



 

17. Quibi:



 

18.  Writers write our favorite shows:



 

19. Not the way:



 

20. If this doesn't scare you:



 

21. Stuff of legends:



 

22. Is this streaming?



 

23. My neck, my back:



 

24. Can't Netflix and chill:



 

25. Pay us, already: