Sunday, February 24, 2008

WGA Strike - Tomorrow's Big Vote

Having been back at work for a week and a half now, I almost forget that the WGA membership hasn't actually ratified the new contract yet. That most likely will happen tomorrow (Monday, 2/25), since aside from a few comments here and there (and Harlan Ellison's vociferous opposition), it appears that most WGA folks are ready to take the deal. I don't think people should confuse our accepting the contract for wild enthusiasm re: all the deal points, but in all negotiations there comes a time to close. And as far as I'm concerned, it's time to close on this one.

Don't be surprised to see various WGA-focused websites install counters ticking off the days until THIS deal expires, though (May 2011). Here's hoping the business (and the world) are still in one piece when that comes around...