I read today in Nikke Finke's blog (deadlinehollywooddaily.com) that film students were using the picket lines for networking. As a recent film school grad and someone partially affected by the strike (see previous post about my prospective employment), I think that is pathetic. Although, it doesn't surprise me that some film students would try to use the strike as a stepping stone.
Regardless of your opinion of the strike, everyone wants it to end for multiple reasons. To use it purely for individual gains is simply classless.