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unchikun
10-03-2007, 04:53 PM
Ratcheting up labor tensions in Hollywood, leaders of the Writers Guild of America on Monday said they would ask members for authorization to call a strike if the union is unable to negotiate a new three-year contract with major studios.

...negotiations between writers and producers, which began July 16 and are set to resume Thursday, have been unusually contentious.

>>HERE<< (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/business/la-fi-guild2oct02,1,3842848.story?coll=la-headlines-business-enter)

archerx
10-03-2007, 05:08 PM
Whats to stop studios from using non-union writers?

Per-Anders
10-03-2007, 05:38 PM
Whats to stop studios from using non-union writers?

If they do that the union writers will go on strike... :P

RobertoOrtiz
10-03-2007, 06:08 PM
Whats to stop studios from using non-union writers?
The other unions (Director's Guild, SAG) would join them for sure.



And considering that their contracts are up next year, that would be very bad.

unchikun
10-03-2007, 06:26 PM
The other unions (Director's Guild, SAG) would join them for sure.

Possible double whammy:

"Most labor analysts have predicted that writers would not reach a deal by Oct. 31 and seek to push back negotiations until early next year to align with the Screen Actors Guild, whose contract expires June 30."

If a studio does decide to use non-union workers during a strike, then after the strike those non-union workers who crossed the "picket line" would be blacklisted and probably have a hard time finding work. I'm not too sure if a studio could be blacklisted but it could get pretty ugly.