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Jason Gordon
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Writers Guild of America, East
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Press Releases

July 2, 2015

Salon Media’s Editorial Staff To Unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (JULY 2, 2015) – The editorial staff at Salon Media, Inc., the pioneering digital media outlet founded in 1995, today issued the following letter announcing plans to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE): WHY WE’RE ORGANIZING Salon’s editorial staff is unionizing. Here’s why We, the editorial staffers at […]

June 30, 2015

WGAE & Optomen Production Agree To New Three-Year Contract

NEW YORK, NY (JUNE 29, 2015) – The Writers Guild of America, East is pleased to announce it has negotiated a new three-year contract with Optomen Productions, which makes nonfiction programs for cable television networks. Three years ago Optomen became the first nonfiction production company to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement with the WGAE, and […]

June 16, 2015

WGAE Announces Council Candidates For 2015 Election

NEW YORK, NY (June 16, 2015) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced today the 2015 nominees for its Council election. Nine council seats will expire this year, six (6) Freelance and three (3) Staff, as well as the offices of President, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer. The terms for newly elected Council members […]

June 4, 2015

Gawker Media Votes To Join WGAE

90% Voter Turnout; 3 to 1 Margin In Favor of the Union NEW YORK, NY (JUNE 4, 2015) – The editorial staff at Gawker Media has voted overwhelmingly to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE). On June 3rd, 90.7% of eligible voters cast ballots (107 out of 118 people) on the […]

May 26, 2015

Statement on Charter/Time Warner Cable Merger

NEW YORK, NY (May 26, 2015) – The Writers Guild of America, East released the following statement regarding the merger of Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable: “We have two fundamental concerns about the Charter/Time Warner Cable merger. First, continued consolidation on the distribution side of the industry is not in the interest of content creators or consumers. […]

May 5, 2015

WGAE’s Open Letter To The Nonfiction Producers Association

NEW YORK, NY (May 5, 2015) – When we, the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), read the announcement of the Nonfiction Producers Association (NPA)’s formation last year, we were puzzled.  What concretely would the NPA set out to accomplish, and how?   Other than hiring a lobbyist and a law firm, and collecting dues from […]

April 23, 2015

Statement Regarding Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger from Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 23, 2015) – The Writers Guild of America, East released the following statement regarding media reports that Comcast is dropping its bid to buy Time Warner Cable: “The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) is gratified that Comcast/NBCU has dropped its bid to merge with Time Warner Cable.  The purpose of […]

April 17, 2015

Statement on Gawker Unionizing with Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 17, 2015) – Writers Guild of America, East’s Executive Director Lowell Peterson released the following statement regarding Gawker Media: “The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) has a long history of representing writers and others in broadcast news, and we have been at the forefront of organizing digital media.  We welcome […]

March 30, 2015

Jane Street Writer-Producers Vote To Join Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (March 30, 2015) – Marking another victory for writer-producers in nonfiction/”reality” television, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today certified the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) as the collective bargaining representative for freelance producers and associate producers at Jane Street Entertainment. Jane Street, which produces DEEP FRIED MASTERS, RACHEL VS GUY: […]

February 14, 2015

2015 Writers Guild Awards Winners Announced

Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight announced the winners of the 2015 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories at simultaneous ceremonies at the Hyatt […]