WGA Strike: soap writers won't cross picket line
However, the Variety article isn't true, according to a memo sent out late Tuesday from the WGA-West and the Y&R writing staff. The Y&R statement reads: "We were incensed to read the incorrect information printed in Variety that several writers on our show sought financial core status...Our entire writing staff of 18 is united and we fully support our union."
United Hollywood is reporting that only ONE non-writing Y&R producer (with WGA membership from previous work) has chosen to cross the picket line -- "to the detriment of all the writers on that staff, and in this effort."
I linked to the story yesterday because I assumed Variety was a reliable source for information. With rumors flying, and stories coming fast and furious, it would probably be best if Variety does a better job of fact-checking their stories before they rush to publish.
(Thanks to ProgGrrl for the update)