In Category: ‘strike’

This beautifully composed and elegantly handwritten sign was posted EVERYWHERE in my gym parking garage on Hollywood Boulevard. Obviously written by a scab (or reality writer) it's just another example of why the Writers Guild needs to get back to work.

2008 is here and the Writers Guild Strike is still not settled. The first ten days of this year have been filled with calls and emails from friends, co-workers and people I haven't talked to in years all looking for work. Sure, all the late night shows are back on the air but the employees at Conan, Letterman and Leno were paid for the last couple of months even though their shows weren't on the air. They weren't exactly victims of the strike. If you weren't one the lucky hundreds to work in late night then you are (or soon to be) fucked. There are thousands and thousands of people out of work and in danger of losing their health insurance, their houses and savings. The thing that has worried me most is that the people I know who always have work and are usually the ones to do all the hiring

The Writers Guild strike is a week old and it sucks already. Two of the projects I was to start in the past few weeks were postponed and many of my friends are already out of work. Of course I support the writers and agree with what they are fighting for, I'm just getting used to the fact the strike has shut down Hollywood and is going to ruin people's lives and businesses. This past week was a little exciting, shows shutting down, famous actors picketing in sweatpants and baseball caps, unemployed writers leaving Starbucks and joining the employed writers on picket lines and everyone feeling like the strike has made an impact. Soon everyone will feel that impact. The next few weeks aren't going to be pretty. This is the week people don't get last week's paychecks, it's one week closer to the holidays, it's the week people