Viewing Single Post From: Soap writers cross the picket line
Nov 13 2007, 12:50 PM
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- June 13, 2007
- Nov 13 2007, 11:46 AM
Crossing a picket line does not make a soap writer courageous. It makes them a scummy bastard.
And the thing is that *EVERYONE* is going without! The primetime writers have abandoned ship and people are getting fired left and right. These writers shouldn't have joined the union if they planned on betraying the very people who make sure they get health benefits, pension plans, residuals, etc.
Without a union, we'd probably have even more passionless writers because of all the people who would work for little pay.
I don't see what's so greedy about doubling residuals from DVDs and getting paid residuals from internet streamings. And I don't see why or how this doesn't affect soap writers?!
Granted, I am not a member of the WGA, but I can understand where they are coming from and I sure as hell can understand loyalty to your allies. You don't betray your union.
Amen, bellcurve! Great post. Yeah, whatever happened to loyalty and solidarity? These scabs are just weakening the strike. I don't see what's greedy about wanting a more fair contract either. The studios are the greedy ones in this situation, not the WGA.