Re: Writers Strike - Is it going to have an effect on TV sho Au contraire... Yes, it does mention the part about scabs, but not about it being illegal. It could be done, not everyone is in the union. And it's not in the studios best interest to do it now because right now they're not losing money. They don't have to fund pilots for next year they might not even run...as it stands, the strike isn't hurting either side.