03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Strike Takes On Populist Tones As Writers Push For Social Change

The personal is political, as they say, and at times of labor unrest, the professional becomes even more so. In this roiling tempest of competing interests that is the 6-week-old writers strike, the combatants have increasingly taken on the surgical rhetoric and hardball strategies of rival political campaigns.

"For them, this is not a writers strike. It's about changing society," one unnamed executive griped about the striking Hollywood film and TV writers in Variety last Sunday. "We are so frustrated. We're dealing with people who don't care about this community. They care about making social change in America."

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