Faces of the Strike

Two articles in the New York Times today (11/16/07) put a personal perspective on the strike. Bill Carter's "Late Shows Move to Help The Workers Not on Strike"
and Jennifer Steinhauer's "Writers' Strike Opens New Window on Hollywood"

Carter reports about efforts by Talk Show hosts who are working to keep their staffs paid, even if they can't be on the air. Steinhauer profiles the personal stories of writers, costumers, assistants, electricians, and thousands of others who are now or who will soon be out of work.

What these stories have in common is one underlying fact: the AMPTP won't sit down and negotiate a fair deal. Notwithstanding their full page ads, they'd rather spend their energy and money on avoiding talking directly to the writers and resolving

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