On Strike! WGA vs. Show Business

The strike called by the Writer’s Guild of America is now well into its second month as picket lines went up on November 5, 2007. Over 12,000 members of the WGA have been pounding the pavement and speaking out against their main target – the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. What is at issue here is money (what else is always at issue in labour disputes between unions and powerful companies or associations?)