When will the writers’ strike start to effect blogs?, or, Harpo’s blues…

Seriously, I was reading this MSNBC piece on the writers’ strike and how certain celebrities were joining the picket line, and then I saw this nugget of information:

“The Oprah Winfrey Show” doesn’t employ union writers and will continue uninterrupted.

mmmmm, interesting….

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5 responses to “When will the writers’ strike start to effect blogs?, or, Harpo’s blues…

  1. It never occurred to me that a show like Oprah would require writers.

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  3. compassioninpolitics

    Interesting. I’m curious if she treats them so well that they don’t need a union (and hence she can apply this kind of pressure) or something else.

    I think companies that can treat their workers really well while simultaneously union busting, might not be so bad. (and the union shouldn’t be that mad…theoretically because apparently someone got the memo to treat workers with dignity)

  4. Apparently, it’s a semantics issue. On the Oprah show and on Ellen, they employ segment producers, not writers even though each “segment” is written by a “producer.”

  5. Idetrorce

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you
    Idetrorce

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