She was out of the business entirely inside five years. The moral? Don’t fuck with the unions, who offer the only protections you’ve got. Don’t scab. Don’t be a fucking rat. The issues now are even more existential than in ‘81, but they were plenty existential even then— Matthew Specktor (@matthewspecktor) June 24, 2023
BTW, the hot issue in 1981 was compensation "in the key area of original programming made for pay television, video cassettes and video disks":
''There will inevitably be a shift from free television to pay television,'' Melville Shavelson, president of the Writers' Guild, said today. ''Today's settlement will accelerate the shift. In addition, the producers told us that, within five years, 50 percent of the movie theaters will be closed.''