What is it all about? Residual income paid to writers. The guild wants a pay hike for content distributed over the Internet or on other new media, such as video-enabled cellphones.
More information, read complete article here: Big turnout gives WGA strike authorization
This is bad news for fans of late-night talk shows, daytime soaps and, eventually, all TV shows.
The last strike was in 1988 and lasted five months. So, with the new season just started, we may already look forward to reruns or more reality shows.