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Subject: Re: WGA Strike 90%+ vote to strike
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 16:21:09 -0700
From: "" 

On Oct 22, 4:59 am, swp  wrote:
> On Oct 21, 7:43 pm, ""  wrote:
> > System keeps glitching mid-send...trying one last time.
> > jms
> > ------------
> > Let me jump in here for a second to try and turn the discussion a bit,
> I am curious why this strike was not voted for 100% across the board.
> What were the dissenting opinions?  I have read and understand your
> side of the discussion, and the studios side seems rather clear, but I
> have not heard from the less than 10% who voted against having a
> strike.  What are their reasons?
> I am not against the reasons you outline for this strike.  I just like
> knowing all sides of an issue before making any claim to an informed
> opinion on it.  (Remember Harlan's admonition about opinions.)
> Good luck with negotiating a fair and equitable solution with the
> studios.

There are always some who just don't want to go out on strike, who
have work they're doing, who are on a show they've tried for years to
sell, and they hate the idea of it...which is understandable.  What's
significant is that this is not only the highest number of votes we've
ever had on a strike authorization, it's the highest percentage of Yes
votes, ever.  You can't get the Guild to agree on anydamnthing.  Last
time I think it was about 70 percent or so...90 is amazing.