WGA strike opinion, Cut the Crap

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Okay here is my stand on this stupidity. The majority of writers for television shows and movies make handsome profits. Look at the woman who wrote the Harry Potter books. She was on welfare, and now she is a multi-millionaire! Ok she is a novelist not a screenplay writer, but you should get my point hopefully. Instead of complaining about getting a few dollars from internet VOD sales which still has yet to be determined for business model of most studios, if they must strike, they should be asking for equal overall compensation compared to actors and producers. They are harming the workers below them who make much less money. So my overall opinion is that labor unions do not work in this day and age. Ever read ‘The Jungle’ by Upton Sinclair. That explains it. They were designed for oppressed mine workers in the eighteenth century. They are out-dated and need to be abolished and replaced by corporate organizations. This has happened for many industries. Its called an HR department which delivers benefits like health insurance and 401K programs. But still for most blue-collar jobs such a grocery store clerks, or mass transit workers, the unions still exists. And for the most part, all they do is promote laziness not productivity. Go inside a Ralphs(local grocer) and wait in line to check out. The mean bitter worker throws your produce across the counter and does not give a care about your merchandise. If this worker had full benefits and good salary from the actual company without a union, guess what, they would be happy and give you better service. Let me give another example. I visited Canada several times a few years back. Most of the workers in common jobs like waiters, store clerks, and similar who would be unhappy in this country, were quite content. The reason, they get full benefits from the socialized programs in canada as well as fair financial compensation for their work. Hence they are happy and give good service to customers.? Sure non-union workers can be unhappy too.? But my point is that labor unions do not function properly and need to be removed from existence.? Negotiations should be done via legal venues, hello.

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  1. Hollywood studios are trying to make as much profit as they can. If they are using the writer’s product to do so, it seems reasonable to me that the writers should be looking to do the same for themselves.

    The income the studios receive from the internet, or VOD services may not be fully realized at the moment. But, Hollywood accounting practices being what the are, I see no reason to believe producer’s cries of poverty. You can be sure a share of the income stream is coming their way.

    There are plenty of cranky non-union workers out there. Unions don’t make workers cranky, poor management does. If they are working for a boss that doesn’t listen to them or respect them, it doesn’t matter how big their paycheck is. They will still snap at you or groan when you approach.

    And, I don’t get it. Are you saying that corporate HR departments are going to lead the way to the full benefits provided by Canadian socialized programs?

    Reply:

    I am simply saying I do not think unions work well in this day and age. So I think corporations should be taking on the responsibility. Some do, some do not. And my example of canada is that socialized programs do work for the most part. hope that is clearer. Feel free to email me to discuss further.

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