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The Writers' Strike

July 09, 1988

I find it egregious that the Writers Guild of America believes it can ban future membership to their union by non-union members selling scripts during their strike.

The National Football League Players Assn. (NFLPA) threatened the same to any non-union football player crossing their strike line. Today some of those scabs remain on active duty rosters and are paying, contributing members to the NFLPA. The same for actors during the actors' strike.

The issue is the strike against management, and not union membership definition. Have not decades of labor-management strife shown us that not only is labor solidarity essential for labor's gains, but that labor brotherhood-at-large represents the future strength for labor's negotiations against management?

The WGA weakens its future negotiating base by ignoring the enemy and instead alienating its future brothers.

MARKOS PAPAS

Van Nuys

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