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Jason Gordon
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Writers Guild of America, East
212-767-7809
jgordon@wgaeast.org


Press Releases

May 25, 2017

WGA East Statement On Assault of Reporter By Candidate For United States House of Representatives

NEW YORK, NY (May 25, 2017)— The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) issued the following statement regarding the assault of a reporter by a candidate for the United States House of Representatives: “It is not the job of serious journalists to comfort the powerful, to avoid controversy. In a robust democracy, public officials and […]

May 24, 2017

Writers Guild Members Ratify New Contract

New York and Los Angeles (May 24, 2017) – The members of the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have ratified a new three-year deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The WGA membership overwhelmingly voted in favor of ratification. Of the 3,647 valid […]

May 22, 2017

WGAE, DGA Meet with New York State Lawmakers To Discuss TV Diversity Legislation

ALBANY, NEW YORK (May 22, 2017) — Members and representatives of the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Directors Guild of America (DGA) met today with the New York State Senate and Assembly lawmakers to talk about the pressing need to enhance diversity in the ranks of television writers and directors. The delegation of […]

May 21, 2017

Mayor de Blasio; 24 City Officials Call for Voluntary Recognition of Gothamist/DNAinfo Union

NEW YORK, NY (May 21, 2017) – New York City’s top elected officials, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, today sent a letter to Gothamist/DNAinfo’s management urging them to voluntarily recognize their editorial staff’s decision to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). On April 12th, the editorial staffs at the recently merged Gothamist […]

May 18, 2017

WGAE Urges FCC to Maintain Net Neutrality; Implores Public to Submit Comments

NEW YORK, NY (May 18, 2017) – Today, the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) filed formal comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the agency to maintain net neutrality protections — rules upheld by the federal courts that have laid the foundation for an open, free and robust Internet. Upon submitting the comments, […]

May 2, 2017

WGA, AMPTP Reach Tentative Agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2, 2017 WRITERS GUILDS OF AMERICA, EAST AND WEST AND ALLIANCE OF MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION PRODUCERS REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT Los Angeles – The Writers Guilds of America, East and West and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have concluded negotiations and have reached a tentative agreement on terms for […]

April 12, 2017

Gothamist and DNAinfo To Unionize with Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (April 12, 2017) – The editorial staffs at the recently merged Gothamist and DNAinfo today announced plans to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE). A majority of Gothamist and DNAinfo’s 26 editorial employees have signed cards declaring the Writers Guild of America, East as their representative in collective bargaining. […]

April 6, 2017

The Intercept Unionizes with the Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (April 6, 2017) – The Intercept, the investigative journalism site founded by Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and Laura Poitras, voluntarily recognized the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE) as the collective bargaining representative of its 32-member staff. The Intercept’s decision to recognize the union came after a card check confirmed that […]

April 6, 2017

Entertainment Unions Urge Congress to Oppose Proposed Cuts to the NEA, NEH, and CPB

NEW YORK, NY (April 6, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East joined 11 other national unions, representing over a half million arts and entertainment professionals, in opposing President Donald Trump’s proposed elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and privatization of the Corporation for Public […]

March 22, 2017

Thrillist Overwhelmingly Votes to Unionize with Writers Guild of America, East

Thrillist Overwhelmingly Votes to Unionize with Writers Guild of America, East (NEW YORK, NY (March 22, 2017) –The editorial staff at Thrillist, a popular entertainment, food, culture and news site, have overwhelmingly voted to join the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE). The 65-person Thrillist bargaining unit voted 95% in favor of unionization. The […]