It's not quite as simple as that when it comes to TV writing. There are roughly 500 people writing all the television created by "Hollywood."
There are, conservatively, tens of thousands who are trying to get in. Having worked on projects where the producers paid wages that amounted to less than minimum at the end of the year, i can say that there is a particular sort of evil in the minds of people who try to reap multimillions off the backs of the people who bust their asses to get them there without providing fair compensation for work.
Writing for TV is a series of freelance contracts. Coupled with residual payments for re-airing of shows, not paying a writing staff the wages required by the union may be a sound business decision but it's a sh*tty ethical one. I don't praise any business model that intentionally screws creatives. Business 101 does not automatically include treating workers like share croppers. The bastards in business would like people to think that but it's not so.
It's one thing to have a small start-up company, say a publishing company, and offer lower-than-standard advances to the writers who participate. On that level, everybody is starting up. It's quite another to have a big, multimillion dollar production company, two slots of TV real estate (hundreds of millions of dollars) and shaft your writing staff to the point that the union has to step in even in a right-to-work state.
And, btw, Right To Work, is a misnomer. It's really Right to Screw Over.
If a white guy was doing that to his black staffers, people would have lost their damned minds. Because Saint Tyler makes some folks laugh, it's all good.
It's not all good. Some of it is BS. Nobody gets a pass on screwing the writers. Nobody. The Cult of the Velvet Rope is what protects Mr. Perry.
No writers, no show. Pay them what they're worth. Or stop going to church and pretending to be a Christian. Seems simple.