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Another Strike on the Horizon?
Posted by GlindatheGood22 2012-12-12 17:46:42


http://broadwayworld.com/article/Broadway-Facing-Possible-End-of-Year-Strike-20121212

I can't imagine anyone wants another strike. The last one was so awful for everyone involved. Thoughts?

Another Strike on the Horizon?
Posted by japhun2 2012-12-12 19:21:56


Please God...no!

Another Strike on the Horizon?
Posted by EponineAmneris 2012-12-12 20:04:19


First the NHL, now Broadway?!

Please no. Just... No.

Don't be like the politicians. Actually WORK together to make changes and write the new contracts BEFORE a strike.

Another Strike on the Horizon?
Posted by broadwayjim42 2012-12-12 20:36:55


Adding to the chorus of "Please No."

Partly selfish reasons cause I plan to see at least four shows when I'm there in January, but also because I've been through a couple in my job and the impact on all considered is not worth the misery.

Another Strike on the Horizon?
Posted by Emmaloucbway 2012-12-12 20:56:54


Add my vote to the "Please No." First of all, strikes are just miserable for anyone involved. And second (kind of selfish), I finally get to go on break from school at the end of december/first week of january, and am looking forward to seeing some shows! I do not want this strike to happen!

Another Strike on the Horizon?
Posted by Kelly2 2012-12-12 21:11:08


I have a feeling that the memory of the last strike is fresh enough that it should encourage a deal before this boils over.

Another Strike on the Horizon?
Posted by GlindatheGood22 2012-12-12 21:21:33


The last one was hellish. I remember how the talks just kept breaking down because they couldn't settle it like adults. Wasn't there something about one of the producers throwing gloves on the table and going, "Here. It's gonna be cold out there?"

Just awful. And, for purely selfish reasons, I don't wanna miss finally seeing Newsies for my birthday. But truly. I doubt many of the currently running shows could stand a strike - imagine Mary Poppins missing out on the end of the holidays. That alone could kill more than one show.

Another Strike on the Horizon?
Posted by FindingNamo 2012-12-12 22:44:12


Cue Mr Roxy's "The Death of Broadway 13: This Time He's Serious."

Another Strike on the Horizon?
Posted by frogs_fan85 2012-12-12 23:29:40


I work in a union theater and the unionized workers don't strike. They continue to work under the old contract until a new one is ratified and then get any raises retroactively.

Another Strike on the Horizon?
Posted by frogs_fan85 2012-12-12 23:29:48


Sorry double post.

Another Strike on the Horizon?
Posted by Mr Roxy 2012-12-12 23:44:37


Hey Namo

Could care less one way or the other.