Ron Currie: To Me, the Writers’ Strike Is About Respect

From a New York Times guest essay by Ron Currie headlined “To Me, the Writers’ Strike Is About Respect”:

Most discussion of the Hollywood writers’ strike has centered on money: the studio chiefs, tech demigods and private equity oligarchs who have it and the writers like me whose labor should entitle us to a greater share of it. As a member of the Writers Guild of America, whose strike will enter its second month this week, I think that discussion is important, but it misses the real point of why workers strike and why we’re willing to use the only leverage we’ve got — our livelihoods — in such a fight.