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Press Releases

July 25, 2018

The Intercept Ratifies First Union Contract with Landmark Diversity Provisions

NEW YORK, NY (JULY 25, 2018) – The editorial staff at The Intercept, the investigative journalism digital news site founded by Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and Laura Poitras, unanimously ratified its first Guild contract with the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE). The three-year collective bargaining agreement includes a first-of-its kind diversity provision, known […]

July 18, 2018

2019 Writers Guild Awards: Media Timeline

2019 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS New York and Los Angeles – The 2019 Writers Guild Awards (71ST Annual) will be presented at concurrent ceremonies on Sunday, February 17, 2019, in New York and Los Angeles. The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, news, radio, videogame, promotional, and graphic animation categories. 2018-2019 […]

July 16, 2018

WGA East Announces Second Annual Nonfiction Television Showrunner Training Program

NEW YORK, NY (July 16, 2018) – The Writers Guild of America, East will host its second annual two-day nonfiction showrunner training on July 21st and July 28th at the Guild’s Manhattan headquarters. The program is funded by the Consortium for Worker Education (CWE), a private, non-profit agency which is the workforce development arm of […]

July 13, 2018

Fox 5 WNYW-TV Ratifies New Contract

NEW YORK, NY (July 13, 2018) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) today announced that staff at Fox 5 WNYW-TV, home to “Good Day New York,” ratified a new collective bargaining agreement in a unanimous vote. The collective bargaining agreement will run from 2018 to 2022 and includes gains on pay and pension […]

June 27, 2018

Writers Guild of America, East Statement on Janus Decision

NEW YORK, NY (JUNE 27, 2018) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) issued the following statement regarding today’s United States Supreme Court decision on Janus v. AFSCME Council 31:” “We should harbor no illusions about this terrible decision: it was the product of raw power politics, not constitutional deliberation.  The Koch Brothers and […]

June 27, 2018

Janus v AFSCME: Supreme Court Decision Day Actions

JANUS V AFSCME: SUPREME COURT DECISION DAY ACTIONS Today, the United States Supreme Court issued their anti-union ruling on Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, a political attack on public-sector unions aimed at further rigging our economy and democracy in favor of corporations and billionaires. Now, we’re asking you to help amplify our union message. We are […]

June 27, 2018

WGAE Announces Council Candidates For 2018 Election

NEW YORK, NY (JUNE 27, 2018) –The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) today announced the 2018 candidates for its Council election. Ten (10) council seats will expire this year: seven (7) Freelance and three (3) Staff. The terms for newly elected Council members will run for two years beginning September 21, 2018.   The Annual […]

June 12, 2018

Statement on AT&T-Time Warner Ruling

 NEW YORK, NY (June 12, 2018) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), a labor union representing 5,000 content creators, issued the following statement following the U.S. District Court’s ruling on the merger of AT&T and Time Warner: “The AT&T/Time Warner merger and the demise of net neutrality are a one-two punch square in […]

May 17, 2018

WGA East Statement on Senate Vote to Restore Net Neutrality

WGA East Statement on Senate Vote to Restore Net Neutrality NEW YORK, NY (May 17, 2018) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate vote to restore net neutrality: “Media companies continue to grow – Sinclair is on a path to owning the airwaves across the country, […]

April 30, 2018

The Dodo Unionizes with the Writers Guild of America, East

The Dodo Unionizes with the Writers Guild of America, East NEW YORK, NY (April 30, 2018) — The editorial, video and social staff at The Dodo have unionized with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). A clear majority of the 46-member staff have signed union cards and called on management to voluntarily recognize the […]