The right strategy would have taken the problems outlined in this LA Times blog into account. The challenge for SAG is that they have to make an argument for incremental gains over the model put in place by the other unions.
The WGA template is an anchor dragging SAG to the bottom.
Of course, to admit this would be problematic for two reasons: it would mean that Alan Rosenberg and Doug Allen should resign after their “go it alone” strategy has failed so miserably and it means there would be a vacuum in leadership and strategy.
Of course, the vacuum already exists and attempting to fill it with faux union militancy is not likely to move the Guild ahead an inch. It could, in fact, do serious damage to the organization.
Sorry that my first post after a long hiatus has such a pessimistic tone!