• GSMA Says It Has ‘Contingency Plans’ In Place For MWC Strike. I’m Getting A Bike

    GSMA Says It Has ‘Contingency Plans’ In Place For MWC Strike. I’m Getting A Bike

    This is definitely one way for unions to get some attention for their cause: as of this time of writing, public transport employees in Barcelona will be striking during the Mobile World Congress trade show, due to take place between February 27 and March 1. That means no buses and no metros (subways) for an event that last year attracted more than 60,000 people to the city — many of whom… Read More

  • Did you notice the big HP strike the other day?

    Trouble at HP. The Public and Commercial Services Union in the UK called for a one-day strike at HP’s Enterprise Service division. The union didn’t like that, despite record profits, the division has seen some pretty significant job cuts, as well as a pay freeze. So, strike. More than 1,000 people participated in the strike action, as strikes are commonly called in the UK. Knowledge! Read More

  • The WGA strike, she is over

    Strike‘s over. Now let us never speak of it again. STRIKE OVER: Hollywood Back To Work! [Deadline Hollywood via Drudge Report] Read More

  • Tentative deal reached in writers strike: Guild leaders say it protects writers' future

    [photopress:strikeovertent.jpg,full,center] A tentative deal has been reached in the ongoing writers strike. The only reason why we paid attention to it here was because a primary reason for the strike stemmed from the use of “new media” like Internet broadcasts, DVD sales, mobile use, etc. Our bread and butter, in other words. There’s a PDF of all the terms and conditions of… Read More

  • Writers strike over says ex-Disney CEO

    [photopress:strikeovermaybe.jpg,full,center] The writers strike could be over. Ex-Disney CEO Michael Eisner has been quoted by CNBC and others as saying, “It’s over. They made the deal, they shook hands on the deal. It’s going on Saturday to the writers in general… A deal has been made, and they’ll be back to work very soon.” Rumors of a deal had been… Read More

  • NBC to broadcast Internet-based ‘Quarterlife’ on TV

    In the face of the ongoing writers’ strike, NBC has struck a deal with online show Quarterlife and will likely start airing episodes in February. The show’s creator, Marshall Herskovitz, wouldn’t reveal the exact details of the deal except to say that NBC is paying a licensing fee and it’s not nearly as much as what’s normally paid out for regular TV… Read More

  • Writers Guild strike might help online entertainment?

    If you hadn’t heard by now, there’s a strike brewing in Hollywood. The Writers Guild of America wants higher home video residual payments and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers isn’t giving in. The guild is meeting at 7:00 tonight in Los Angeles to further discuss how the strike’s going to go but its website already has the 2007 Strike Rules in… Read More

  • iTunes & Co. to blame for impending Hollwood writers' strike

    You kids, you’re causing starving writers to strike, crippling Hollywood and destroying our American consciousness. The Writers Guild of America, all level 70 rogues, walked out of a last minute “please don’t strike” meeting last night, setting the stage for picket lines as early as Monday. The guild is refusing to put pen to paper (or fire up Word, as the case may… Read More