Potential SAG strike

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    needo

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    jlb

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    I think it would be a mistake for them to strike given the current economic conditions. Sure, many members themselves are getting hit by hard times. But the millions of people who watch TV will be really pissed at what will be seen as "those rich actors" just want more money...phoooey".

    At least I have my DVR Expander and I am starting to cue up shows. But if they strike, I'll be visiting the library and taking out tons of series on DVD.
     
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    Magister

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    I can't imagine that a majority of the members will want this. Most of them are just waiters and strippers with SAG cards. They want to work, and they don't make millions per show.
     
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    tgr131

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    Well, I have 4 seasons of 24 and 4 seasons of Lost I could catch up on. I don't wish it on them, but my entertainment queue is overflowing now.
     
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    Dmtalon

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    Go ahead strike. We could always use more seeders...
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    I'll find plenty of stuff to watch. If they're greedy enough to strike, they deserve what they get.
     
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    jlb

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    How about we let them strike, but in order to do so, they need to come with $700b to be given to the governent for the bailout. That way we would kill two birds with one stone.
     
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    allan

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    Not good. Another strike might finish an already less-than-golden goose. TV's poor enough without any strikes.
     
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    janry

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    Go ahead and strike. Make my day. I found out during the writer's strike there are a lot of old movies I've never seen.
     
  10. Robbie123

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    Oh boy, here we go again. If they shut down TV again this year they will end TV the way we know it. They will lose more viewers, who will find other things to do, and not return.
     
  11. gchance

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    You say that as if it's a bad thing.

    Greg
     
  12. WhiskeyTango

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    I would and wouldn't mind another strike. I'd hate to see another season of shows that I like cut short, and maybe have some of the more borderline shows cancelled. But I've got so much TV/movies saved up on my Tivos that another break to catch up on them would be fine with me. I was able to make up some ground during the last strike but quickly began filling up my hard drives again.
     
  13. Sirius Black

    Sirius Black Grey Warden Reject

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    I am in agreement with this statement.

    I also agree with those who believe this will drive more viewers away.

    SAG is a huge organization. Many of which are actively working but I'd be willing to bet even more dues paying members are not working. Striking will not get the out of work actors more work as they can't work during a strike. They'll be just as much out of work after a strike as before a strike. Luckily, as I understand it, to work you are not required to join. As with any union, you can work and not be a part of it. If that isn't the way it is, it should be. If you don't want the benefits that a union can provide, it is your choice. For me, this goes for any type of union. That might sting a few people here but it is my personal opinion. I'm not saying unions are good or bad, I'm just saying they should be optional.
     
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    I'm still catching up on last seasons strike shortened shows (April 1) so I could use another strike to keep from getting even farther behind.
     
  15. Magister

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    I think you get to work once without joining. But otherwise, Hollywood is a Union shop afaik.
     

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