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Jason Gordon
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Writers Guild of America, East
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Press Releases

April 21, 2016

VICE Employees Ratify Writers Guild of America, East Contract

NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 21, 2016) – Writers Guild of America, East-represented editorial employees at VICE have ratified the union’s tentative agreement, announced last week, by an overwhelming margin. 75 out of 80 members voted and 73 of them were yes. In addition to very significant pay increases, the agreement includes provisions on severance pay, preserving […]

April 15, 2016

VICE and Writers Guild of America, East Reach Contract Agreement

NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 15, 2016) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and VICE Media are pleased to announce they have reached tentative agreement on a first-ever collective bargaining agreement. The VICE editorial staff union, which includes approximately 70 employees represented by the WGAE, will vote on the tentative agreement early next week. […]

March 1, 2016

Gawker Approves First Union Contract At A Digital Media Company

NEW YORK, NY (March 1, 2016) – In a historical first for a digital media company, Gawker’s editorial staff today approved a contract negotiated by its collective bargaining representatives at the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). Gawker’s 99-member bargaining unit approved the contract by an overwhelming margin. The contract is an important milestone in […]

February 14, 2016

2016 Writers Guild Awards: Winners Announced

New York and Los Angeles– The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) tonight announced the winners of the 2016 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories at concurrent ceremonies at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in […]

January 14, 2016

The Huffington Post Agrees To Voluntarily Recognize Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (January 14, 2016) – The Huffington Post’s management today agreed to voluntarily recognize the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) as the collective bargaining representative of its editorial staff. Arianna Huffington, in an email to staff said: “I am delighted to let you know that we have reached an agreement with the […]

January 11, 2016

2016 Writers Guild Awards: Videogame Writing Nominations Announced

New York and Los Angeles – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for videogames during 2015. Winners will be honored at the 2016 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 13, at concurrent ceremonies in New York and Los […]

January 8, 2016

Melissa Salmons To Receive WGAE’s Richard B. Jablow Award at 2016 Writers Guild Awards

NEW YORK, NY (January 8, 2016) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) today announced that Melissa Salmons will be honored with the Richard B. Jablow Award at the 68th annual Writers Guild Awards at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on February 13, 2016. The Jablow award was established in 1978 to […]

January 6, 2016

2016 Writers Guild Awards Screenplay Nominations Announced

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting during 2015. Winners will be honored at the 2016 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at concurrent ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles. […]

January 5, 2016

Host & Presenters Revealed For 2016 Writers Guild Awards

Michael Ian Black to host the 2016 Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony Presenters include Emmy Rossum, John Slattery, Tony Goldwyn and Michael McKean NEW YORK, NY (January 5, 2016) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) is pleased to announce Michael Ian Black as host of the 68th Annual Writers Guild Awards New York […]

December 17, 2015

Richard LaGravenese To Receive WGAE’s Hunter Award for Career Achievement at 2016 Writers Guild Awards

NEW YORK, NY (December 17, 2015) – The Writers Guild of America, East today announced that Richard LaGravenese will be honored with the Ian McClellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement at the 68th annual Writers Guild Awards at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on February 13, 2016. A member of the Writers Guild […]