It's apples and oranges. It's completely unrelated things. The fans would love to see a reunion, and networks are willing to pay. I have no idea why the actors should say they don't want to be compensated fairly or what they're worth.
I suggest following this Twitter account which shows how often people in creative fields and in arts are ripped off. It happens constantly. These 6 "Friends" have figured out how to have themselves and their families be safe and prosperous forever and I don't begrudge them that.
"Friends" has done so much for me in my life. I say they're worth it.
They've given up certain things to be 6 of the most famous people on the planet. Look at all the personal problems that Matt Perry has gone through. Jennifer Aniston is still on the front page of every tabloid paper every single day with all sorts of lies said about her because tabloid writers are still insanely jealous that she married Brad Pitt 20 freaking years ago.
Networks are willing to pay, I say take the money. The 6 "Friends" don't have to do anything they don't want to do, and they know it. When they do the reunion, they'll be doing it mostly for the fans, and it will be a service for us. The 6 are asked about it constantly, like daily. There are social media accounts devoted to begging and hoping for this.
Networks always make more money than the artists. It's like team owners always making more than the athletes. Always always always. The worker is never going to make more money than the corporation in America. Ever. So, they're compensated fairly. With all the money that NBC made off them back in the day, they were probably underpaid, to be honest. What about all that syndication money? DVDs, Blu Rays, merchandise, etc. I still buy "Friends" t-shirts and mugs. I've been to the NBC Store at 30 Rock, etc. and bought merchandise there also. "Friends" is in syndication worldwide, there are "Friends" cafes all over the world. There's no way the 6 actors are seeing all of the money they should be.