#1 Hollywood Ponders Strike By Actor Scum.06-05-2008, 12:25 PMA strike by actors may be in the wings
By Gary Levin, USA TODAY
Here we go again. Still recovering from a three-month writers' strike that crippled the TV and movie business, Hollywood is bracing for the possibility of another walkout, this time by the Screen Actors Guild, as early as June 30.
Filmmakers already are in strike mode: Most projects due to start shooting in the spring were postponed unless they could be completed by month's end. Actors are sitting on the sidelines to await the outcome of negotiations.
"The studios are not greenlighting films right now. It's a bad situation," says Emile Hirsch (Speed Racer), who finished his last project two months ago. "Hopefully, it will all work itself out. Nobody wants to be out of a job."
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And the actors are considering a strike... why? Because they aren't waited on hand and foot? Because they don't get paid exhorberant sums for lackluster work? Because they don't get enough people fawning over them?
noonwitchGuest06-05-2008, 03:03 PM
I'm a UAW member in a workplace in which we are fobidden by law to strike (and we are not the type to strike, as we feel a responsibility to the people we serve).
Striking doesn't resolve anything, these days. Look at how well it worked out for the employees of American Axle. Teachers are the only group that benefit from striking, and they still manage to get everyone pissed off at them whenever they do go on strike.
Unless a union can get all factories across the world in a given field unionized, they will always face a situation in which management will say "You want what? We'll just close this plant and open a new one in Mexico".
I don't even go to Union meetings anymore-they just angry up the blood, as Grandpa Simpson would say.
06-05-2008, 03:05 PM
Yeah! Who needs the likes of Laurence Olivier anyway?!:pAt Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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