Hi everyone. We all know about the writer's strike, but now there's another one. All the stage hands walked out on Broadway Saturday. Link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071111/ap_on_en_ot/broadway_labor You know, I've said for a while now that unions are, to some extent, a thing of the past. I live in a manufacturing town. In this area, over last last 10-20 years, unions have done more harm than good. They take your dues every week, they pat you on the back, but when the shit hits the fan and they call for a strike, either the company says "F$$k it, we close" or they just replace the union workers with non-union. It's not been good things when over half of the major players in town have closed and moved away. I'm wondering what's gonna happen with the entertainment industry. It's not like there aren't literally thousands, if not more, out there that want to be the next big Hollywood writer. How hard would it be to replace stage hands. The unemployment rate is REALLY high, and to me at least, these people, who I can understand, are just pouring fuel on a fire. I know it's wrong to scab. I wouldn't scab. It's not worth the risks, but many people that have been out of work for a while, would have no problem scabbing. I watched an entire plant get replaced over a strike. I had an interview there until I found out what was going on. At that point I told the HR rep that I couldn't work for a company that didn't care for the employees any more than that. I'm rambling. POINT: Do you think all the striking going on in the entertainment industry will be good for them in the long run, or will they all just be replaced by scabs?