Sunday, December 16, 2007

WGA Writers ... Anti-Union Hypocrites?

Yesterday, a Los Angeles contractor provided a unique and interesting perspective to the WGA writers strike.

This contractor told me that many of her clients are wealthy writers (and directors, actors, producers, and other Hollywood types) who will hire illegal immigrant (i.e., nonunion) labor to renovate or work on their houses.

So, this contractor reasoned, these actors, directors, and writers are hypocrites. They undercut blue collar union carpenters, plumbers, builders, etc., but expect everyone to sympathize when their own Hollywood unions go on strike.

Hers is a thought-provoking perspective, one that hadn't occurred to me.