Hollywood stars, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Julia Roberts, Ben Affleck, have donated more than 15 million USD to the SAG-AFTRA actors' union.
As you know, since mid-July 2023, members of the Screen Actors Guild have been on strike in Hollywood. Their demands are to increase salaries and protect their rights from the dominance of artificial intelligence. Earlier, Hollywood writers went on strike.
The money transferred by Hollywood celebrities will be enough for the actors' union for about six months of the strike. The union has more than 160 members, and almost 90% of them do not have access to health insurance.