The head of IATSE said that WGA West president Patric Verrone always wanted a strike.
In a letter dated Tuesday and distributed Wednesday to the media, IATSE international president Tom Short recalls having cautioned Verrone that a failure to engage with the studios much earlier than the WGA planned would produce "devastation" and that the prediction has come true with the WGA's 10-day-old strike.
"It now seems that you were intending that there be a strike no matter what you were offered or what conditions the industry faced when your contract expired at the end of October," Short wrote.
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