CGTalk > Main Forums > News
Login register
Thread Closed share thread « Previous Thread | Next Thread »  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-03-2007, 04:53 PM   #1
unchikun
Know-it-All
 
unchikun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 443
Writers Guild seek strike authorization

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<<
 
Old 10-03-2007, 05:08 PM   #2
archerx
Mister Anarchy
 
archerx's Avatar
portfolio
Olivier Archer
Indie
Lausanne, Switzerland
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,474
Send a message via Yahoo to archerx
Whats to stop studios from using non-union writers?
__________________
Archerx.com - Portfolio site
CG Cast -Ep35- Not dead yet
CG Chat - Lets Chat About CG!
 
Old 10-03-2007, 05:38 PM   #3
Per-Anders
helper bunny
 
Per-Anders's Avatar
CGTalk Forum Leader
portfolio
Per-Anders Edwards
Developer
The Third Party
USA
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 12,708
Quote:
Originally Posted by archerx
Whats to stop studios from using non-union writers?


If they do that the union writers will go on strike... :P
__________________
The Third Party | Homepage | My Reel
"You need to know what you're doing before you start, and to start because you need what you're doing."
 
Old 10-03-2007, 06:08 PM   #4
RobertoOrtiz
[Forum Leader]
 
RobertoOrtiz's Avatar
CGTalk Forum Leader
portfolio
Roberto Ortiz
Illustrator/ Modeler
Washington DC, USA
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 31,855
Send a message via MSN to RobertoOrtiz
Quote:
Originally Posted by archerx
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.
__________________
LW FREE MODELS:FOR REAL Home Anatomy Thread
FXWARS
:Daily Sketch Forum:HCR Modeling
This message does not reflect the opinions of the US Government

 
Old 10-03-2007, 06:26 PM   #5
unchikun
Know-it-All
 
unchikun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 443
Quote:
Originally Posted by RobertoOrtiz
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.
 
Thread Closed share thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
CGSociety
Society of Digital Artists
www.cgsociety.org

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump
Miscellaneous

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.