Dear Fellow Members of the Writers Guild of America, East:

I’m very pleased to announce the arrival of the new executive director of the Writers Guild of America, East, Lowell Peterson.

Lowell comes to us from the firm of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, where he has been a partner since 1995, specializing in all aspects of labor law practice. He has extensive union experience, including work with the AFL-CIO, UAW, Communications Workers of America, NABET, and Laborers, among others. Representing laid off workers in the Enron and WorldCom bankruptcies, he won tens of millions of dollars in severance pay, and in many other cases he has defended unions from attacks on organizing and other activities and successfully litigated against employers for evading contract obligations.

Lowell succeeds Mona Mangan, who has retired after many years with the Guild. The officers and council are very excited about his arrival. He’s a strong union man with a keen interest in and commitment to our membership as well as a vision and mandate to help our union grow in new directions, building on our successful strike and the solidarity it helped us achieve.

I know he looks forward to meeting each of you and hearing your ideas and concerns. Please join me in welcoming him.


Michael Winship


Writers Guild of America , East