Joan Rivers’ Unfair Labor Practices

April 12, 2013

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Originally broadcast April 12, 2013. Comedy writer Ned Rice details the Writer’s Guild’s labor dispute with E Television and Joan Rivers. Plus Paul Dooley, Hal Lublin, Janie Haddad Tompkins,  Lauren Pritchard, Jeremy S. Kramer and Will Ryan. New music from Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. Written by Ned Rice, David Weiss, Bill Dixon, Hal Lublin, Lauren Pritchard and David Feldman. Executive producer Troy Conrad, produced by Alicia Cordova.

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18 Responses to Joan Rivers’ Unfair Labor Practices

  1. J. K. April 12, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I’m so fucking sick of these rich fucking pricks who never think they have enough money. It’s not good enough that you have to be rich? Everybod working for you has to be miserable?

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  2. Lemony Prickit April 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Writers should lead the way in teaching the rest of America why unions are necessary. Praise to Joan’s writers for making her sign with the union. That’s the problem Joan with hiring talented people, they want things. Like food.

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  3. Becky Hughes April 12, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Shes mean to evberybody, so it only figures she would be mean to the people who make her money.,

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  4. Fran Rich April 12, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Joan Rivers makes me ashamed of being a woman, a Jew, an American and a human. Why can’t we just treat people the way we would want to be treatedd?

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  5. Holly M. April 12, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Did I watch Fashion Police? Yes. Am I going to keep watching it? Yes. Do I like Joan and Melissa? No.

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  6. Girly Man April 12, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Ugh! No fan of big unions. I voted for Romney. But the law is the law, and it sounds like she’s breaking it.

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  7. Carl Lopes April 12, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    How much money does one persona need? No healthcare for the employees? The people who get her food can’t get health insurance? What a horrible human being.

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  8. Kyle Tillis April 12, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    First off the show was hysterical today. Marc Maron talked about you the other day, so I started listening and immediately subscribed. Not donating, don;’t have have dat kinda money. I thought the writer part was a joke until I realized it wasn’t funny. Not sure if people realized you were being serious about Joan rivers being a world class asshole. But apparently she is. Unless you were attempting some sort of Dadaesque sojourn, in which case you failed. Love the show.

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  9. Ennay Walker April 12, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I stopped watching her years ago. Even if she treated her employees with dignity she fails to treat others with it. Im so tired of rich people shitting on the working man.

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  10. Irena Saltoz April 12, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    I work minimum wage when I’m lucky. I hope one day to join a union. I don’t resent people joining together to try and get what all people deserve. Much lvoe to Mr. Feldman for once again taking on the powerful bullys.

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  11. Madeleine Beck April 12, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I’m passing this link on to all my union sisters. Great show about a bad person.

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  12. Oleanna April 12, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    You should interview people each week who are brave enough to try to unionize the places they work. There are laws in place to make it easier to unionize but corporations don’t want us to know about them. Thanks for the laughs, and the wake up call. I’m calling E now.

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  13. DEVON B. April 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Joan should be nicer to her writers, because without them she’s just a seething wax figurine. Love your show. Keep it up.

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  14. Alan Cartisman April 12, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Union Forever! Health care is a right. Thanks David. Let’s tell everyone not to watch her show.

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  15. Nostalgia Damos April 12, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Great show. Why does this not suprise me about Joan Rivers?

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  16. N. Lovitz April 12, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    One day we will look back at this period in American history with much shame. To deny your employees healthcare? There’s a special place in hell for people like Joan Rivers.

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  17. 21stcenturyrealist April 15, 2013 at 9:26 am

    How misleading!
    Joan does support the writers. She is a WGA member. The FULL TIME writers on Fashion Police get health and dental benefits, 401K, and lots of other perks. The “day players” don’t…welcome to the 21st century. Freelancers do NOT get all the rights of full time writers. Be honest.

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    • David Feldman April 15, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      This is not what we’re being told.

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