Writers Guild Strike Needs Arbitration Now
I can live without knowing if Dr. McDreamy is ever going to get along with Meredith or what hot chick will sleep with Charlie on Two and a Half Men. I can even survive without the Academy Awards. I am however very concerned about friends who are being directly affected by the trickle down affect of the Writers Guild strike.
The Writers Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have been at odds far too long. (As of today, it’s been over ten weeks) The bitterness between the two groups has hurt hopes for a reasonable solution. It’s time for someone to come in an arbitrate this conflict.
While everyone agrees the housing market has put us on a path towards a recession, the impact of the entertainment industry decline is going to lock us into an ecomonic tragedy. Sure, it may seem like writers aren’t on par with air traffic controllers or health care workers but the results on our economy is far more than most people realize. It’s time this strikes gets attention from some leadership who can make a difference.