Thanks to "WGA Writer," who posted the following response in the comment section of yesterday's post...
"So it was okay for him to cross a picket line and take a WGA writer's
job (Daytime is a WGA covered area) while they were on strike? That's
called being a scab and it will bar you from admission in any union
My response: WGA Writer, you are totally right-- and thanks for the
bitch-slap (although it wasn't really a bitch-slap-- you were pretty
We talked about this last night at the Guild, and the general point of
debate was: while the guy is certainly a scab and should be barred from
the WGA, did he really need to be publicly outted? Since he's NOT a
member, and wasn't breaking rules that pertain to him, it's one thing
to say, "Okay, fine-- you can never join our organization"; it's
another to shame him in public. Couldn't his name just go quietly on a
list of people who are barred? Some people felt the public shaming of a non-member was unnecessary... others felt it gave the WGA some balls.