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Why are the Soaps writers not on strike?

(The strike has been on a lot longer than 6 weeks (apparently how long the soaps are shot before airing) yet the soaps are still new...)

Asked By: spydee - 2/20/2008
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Some soaps, like CBS' 'The Young and the Restless,' may continue with scab writers... More
Answered By: teardrop301 - 2/21/2008
Additional Answers (15)
Maybe the union wont let them join.
Answered By: godsmessenger2theweird - 2/20/2008
 
Because they probably get paid enough! I'm glad there not on strike, because I'm really starting to get into them =]
Answered By: Nichole =] - 2/20/2008
 
Because Soaps are written by monkeys.
Answered By: MercyandGrand - 2/20/2008
 
They are probably not a part of the WGA. (I dont know for sure, I don't watch soaps).
Answered By: NoellAshli - 2/20/2008
 
most soap operas are taped months ahead of time!
Answered By: fatbrat64 - 2/20/2008
 
Producers write the soaps and the strike has been over for a week or so.
Answered By: Nessa_18 - 2/20/2008
 
I thought they shot a whole years worth before hand.
Answered By: iwasherefirst... - 2/20/2008
 
Most soaps tape episodes 6-8 weeks in advance, which allows them to "bank" episodes for such a problem as this ridiculous WGA strike... More
Answered By: Belle - 2/20/2008
 
Maybe they are. I was forced to watch by my older sister growing up. Those stories move so slow shakespeare could have written them. He may be on strike.
Answered By: Jay H - 2/20/2008
 
They did go on strike. I don't know about the others, but in the case of All My Children, the two headwriters rescinded their membership in the Writers' Guild so they could continue to write for AMC. When they had the last writers' strike in 1988, the soaps hired "scab" writers, which didn't always work out too well... More
Answered By: HipHopGrandma - 2/21/2008
 
Soaps are taped 6-8 weeks ahead, but they are written months and months ahead, so it didn't affect too many soaps.
Answered By: leslie - 2/21/2008
 
They are...the 2nd stringers are writing them right now...ugh But the strike is about to be settled..
Answered By: Fireball226 - 2/21/2008
 
Soap operas are taped so far in advance they have shows 'saved' up. This is why you they'll never say exactly what day or time of day it is. It's just all of a sudden Christmas or Easter or some other holiday.
Answered By: me llamo es..... - 2/21/2008
 
The strike is finally over but why it seemed the soap writer's weren't is a good question. I thought they were in the union as well.
Answered By: Irie79 - 2/21/2008
 
They were on strike, but they write really far in advance so they didn't run out of new episodes. I think they said they had new episodes to March, but now it doesn't matter becasue the strike is over. part of that has to do with the fact that fans can hate a storyline, so they have time to change it if they wrote in... More
Answered By: Mrs.B - 2/21/2008
 
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