November 08, 2007

 

I Know There Are More Important Things Going On, But...


I think the current writer's strike is a perfect example of how greedy and selfish the rich have become, especially over the last six years. The gulf between the "haves and the been-hads" continues to widen at an alarming rate:


(A brief explanation of what the WGA is fighting for)


(Writer-Producers from The Office on Day 2 of the strike)

One of the most important things to keep in mind about this strike: "The Writers Guild of America is a middle-class union. Almost half our membership receives no income from Guild-covered employment in any given year. As a result, the median income of Guild members from screen and television writing work is $5,000 per year. That's right: five thousand. Among the lucky half who actually work, one quarter earns less than $37,700 a year."

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