After being one of the only daily hosts to keep taping their shows since the Writer’s Guild strike that started last week, Ellen may have decided to listen business performance management team and nix her taping in New York next week. Guild members had promised to protest the show if she went along with the taping. Ellen slapped them in the face apparently by taping with out them once they went on strike.
Michael Winship, president of the East Coast branch of the Writers Guild, said the organization was “delighted” with DeGeneres’ decision to stay on the West Coast.
“She knows that the Writers Guild East would have been there to protest her lack of solidarity, not only with her Guild writing staff but all the striking members of the Writers Guild, of which she is a member,” Winship said in a statement issued Wednesday.
Seriously…who are these guys? John Gotti running this crew from his secret hide out? They can all bite me as far as I care. Damn I hate unions. So obsolete.
Laura Mandel, a representative for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” confirmed Wednesday that DeGeneres had scrapped the trip. When asked whether the cancellation was related to the strike, Mandel said: “We make changes all of the time. Our schedule is always fluid.”