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Writers Guild of America, East

Press Releases

August 1, 2015

Salon Recognizes WGAE as Collective Bargaining Representative of its Editorial Staff

NEW YORK, NY (AUGUST 1, 2015) – Salon Media has agreed to recognize the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) as the collective bargaining representative of its editorial staff, whose decision to unionize was unanimous. “The men and women who write, edit, and produce stories for have gained a voice on the job, and the intelligence […]

July 21, 2015

2016 Writers Guild Awards: Eligibility Criteria Categories Changes + Call for Submissions

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES – The Writers Guilds of America, East (WGAE) and West (WGAW) have made changes to the eligibility criteria for some of the Writers Guild Awards categories this year. Long Form–Original and Long Form–Adapted categories now include “limited series” Programs eligible to compete in these categories are now defined as follows: […]

July 15, 2015

2016 Writers Guild Awards (Date, Venue & Media Timeline)

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES (JULY 15, 2016) – The 2016 Writers Guild Awards (68th Annual) will be presented at simultaneous ceremonies on Saturday, February 13, 2016, in New York and Los Angeles. The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories. 2015-2016 WGA MEDIA […]

July 8, 2015

Original Media Fails To Disclose Sexual Harassment Policy

NEW YORK, NY (JULY 8, 2015) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) has filed new unfair labor practice charges against Original Media at the National Labor Relations Board as the company has failed to disclose its sexual harassment policy. Guild-represented employees have noted there is pending federal court litigation alleging sexual harassment at […]

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 […]