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#1 of 9 Old 01-25-2008, 05:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
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profiting from the writer's strike?

is there any way that anyone not on strike can profit from all the writers on strike?
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yes. it's called scabbing.

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and that is?

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and that is?
Traditionally, it's crossing a picket line with the intention to work/profit/gain favour with the bosses.

Generally, it's contravening the conditions of a strike, mostly for the purpose of profit.

To be called a scab is very shameful to those of us who support workers rights, unions and industrial action/strikes.

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your best bet is to work on a script to be ready to send out when the strike ends.

the whole notion of scabbing is deeply offensive to me. we are striking to protect the rights of writers in the digital age. we're not just striking for ourselves, but for all of you, for our collective futures, so that writers are paid when their work is used online.

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Interesting.

Not really my line of work, but I was curious.

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Interesting.

Not really my line of work, but I was curious.
same here. I'm no scab, but when I don't have $$ to pay for heat and food, I'd scab away to make ends meet :
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Interesting. I'm not a big supporter of unions, after having spent several years in one (not the writers union - teachers); but it's a unique conversation.
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