SAG members challenge leadership
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#1 Jul 24, 2008
I think Rosenberg should be commenced for standing up to greedy studios!
#2 Jul 24, 2008
Why doesn't he do what's best for his guild and let the members vote? Because he thinks he's bigger than the industry.
You know the truth. Rosenberg wants to make a statement and prove he's got more power than the DGA, WGA & AFTRA and he thinks he should get a better deal as well. He also knows the economy is getting worse by the minute and a second strike this year will not get the support of his members.
You think the studios are greedy? They are a big business. The studios need to make big money to keep all of the IATSE locals and all of the guilds working.
Talk about greedy, What about an actor making $15 million and up a movie? They are just as greedy aren't they. Your argument saying the studios are greedy is funny! Keep living in your own world my friend.
#3 Jul 24, 2008
Rosenberg should call for a membership vote. It's not just up to him and frankly if the unions were more serious about the issues than they are about which union is the toughest then everyone, SAG, AFTRA ,IATSE, DGA, they all should have walked with the writers. That would be a real negotiating block. But no, each union's leadership is more concerned about them and theirs rather than ours. SAG leadership will throw everyone else under the train if they think it will get them a better deal.
#4 Jul 26, 2008
I'm an IATSE member and we all know well that SAG, AFTRA, or DGA would never back a IATSE negotiation or strike. I know it's not realistic because we couldn't even get enough support from the other IATSE locals last contract.
#5 Jul 26, 2008
You're darn right they wouldn't back IATSE, because the actors' and directors' union leaders think the production staff are the little people.
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