In fact, analysis began even before there was anything concrete to analyze. On Thursday, with details still sketchy and a settlement still in the "rumor" stage, one Hollywood insider summed up the final agreement with this sage comment: "They [the Guild] gained some ground, but the deal wasn't as good as they wanted." Not as good as they wanted? Gee, really?
First, congratulations to the WGA. The writers did what needed to be done, and did it with grace and dignity. The membership stuck together, the negotiators brought to the table a clear agenda, and the union managed, after a lengthy strike, to gain some important concessions, with no rollbacks.
Unless you're the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which brings extraordinary leverage to the bargaining table, no union ever gets everything it wants as a result of a strike. As to that observation about this deal not being "as good as they wanted," in truth, most of the time you don't even come close. Think about it. If strikes resulted in wholesale improvements to management's "final" offer, there would be a lot more of them.