View Full Version : Writers Guild seek strike authorization


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

Per-Anders
10 October 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 October 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 October 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.


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