I'm a part-time VFX freelancer. My full-time job is in the IT industry, so I'm not affected like those whose livelihood is in the CG industry. But I was shocked to hear of their plight, and I hope they prevail. After all, without the VFX Industry, your movie would look like this
For details on what's going on, read this article:
A Piece of the Pi ~ Thinking Animation Blog.