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Press Releases

November 30, 2017

WGA East To FCC: Cancel the Vote to Repeal Net Neutrality

NEW YORK, NY (November 30, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission in strong opposition to Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to repeal the rules that require net neutrality. The comments highlight the bedrock principle that all content creators and consumers have equal access to an open […]

November 21, 2017

Statement on the FCC’s Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality

NEW YORK, NY (November 21, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) has issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement that the FCC plans to repeal net neutrality: “The FCC has delivered a death blow to the Internet as we know it – a place where culturally and economically diverse voices shared equal […]

November 20, 2017

Statement on the DOJ’s Suit to Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger

NEW YORK, NY (November 20, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) has issued the following statement on the Department of Justice’s suit to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger: “The Writers Guild of America, East agrees with the U.S. Department of Justice that the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner should be […]

November 13, 2017

WGAE Negotiates Transition for Unit Employees at DNAinfo/Gothamist

NEW YORK, NY (November 13, 2017) – The DNAinfo/Gothamist bargaining committee, working with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), has negotiated an agreement that includes substantial gains beyond the initial offer made by management. Terms of the agreement include: Each employee will receive three months of full pay and benefits, even if they obtain […]

October 12, 2017

WGA East Statement on Harvey Weinstein; Workplace Harassment

NEW YORK, NY (October 12, 2017) – The following is a statement from the Writers Guild of America, East President Beau Willimon and Executive Director Lowell Peterson: Harvey Weinstein’s deplorable misconduct has become public knowledge because of brave women and intrepid reporters. Regrettably, sexual harassment and assault have long been hallmarks of the entertainment industry. The […]

September 21, 2017

VICE Employees Unionize with the WGA East and Motion Picture Editors Guild

NEW YORK, NY (September 21, 2017) – VICE Media employees creating video content across the company’s media outlets have unionized with the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE) and Motion Picture Editors Guild, Local 700 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, AFL-CIO (MPEG). VICE’s decision to recognize the unions came after a […]

September 20, 2017

WGAE Announces 2017 Council Election Results

NEW YORK, NY (September 19, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) today announced the results of its 2017 Council election. This year, there were nine open Council seats, six (6) Freelance and three (3) Staff, as well as the offices of President, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer. Freelance members work in screen, television […]

September 6, 2017

Writers Guilds Statement on President Trump Rescinding DACA

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES (September 5, 2017) – The following is a joint statement from Michael Winship, President, Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), and Howard A. Rodman, President, Writers Guild of America West (WGAW): As we said in January, when Donald Trump first attempted to impose a ban on Muslim immigration, “From its […]

September 5, 2017

2018 Writers Guild Awards: Videogame Writing Award Call For Submissions

New York and Los Angeles – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) have announced the submission period is now open for the 2018 WGA Videogame Writing Award, honoring outstanding achievement in videogame writing. Submissions will be accepted from September 5 through November 20, 2017, with videogame nominees […]

August 30, 2017

WGAE Statement on FCC Closing Comments on Net Neutrality

NEW YORK, NY (August 30, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) closing comments on Net Neutrality: “The people have spoken. Now, it is time for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to listen to the record-shattering 22 million Americans who submitted comments to the […]