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


Press Releases

March 16, 2017

Slate To Unionize with WGAE; Call For Voluntary Recognition

NEW YORK, NY (March 16, 2017) – The editorial staff at Slate, a pioneering digital news publication, today announced plans to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE). Over 90 percent of Slate’s editorial staff have signed cards declaring the Writers Guild of America, East as their representative in collective bargaining. “Slate’s […]

February 23, 2017

Writers Guilds of America, East and West and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers Set Negotiations Date

Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guilds of America, West and East and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers announced today that they will begin formal contract negotiations on Monday, March 13, 2017. The current Minimum Basic Agreement expires on May 1, 2017. The talks will take place at AMPTP headquarters. […]

February 19, 2017

2017 Writers Guild Awards: Winners Announced

New York and Los Angeles (February 19, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) tonight announced the winners of the 2017 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories at concurrent ceremonies […]

February 15, 2017

Thrillist To Unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (February 15, 2017) – The editorial staff at Thrillist, a digital publication with more than 20 million unique monthly visitors, today announced plans to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE). Over 80 percent of Thrillist’s editorial staff have signed cards declaring the Writers Guild of America, East as their representative […]

February 14, 2017

MTV News Agrees to Recognize Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (February 14, 2017) – MTV has agreed to recognize the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) as the collective bargaining representative of the digital editorial staff at MTV News. On February 3rd, the Writers Guild of America, East announced that it had the support of MTV News’ digital editorial staff for the […]

February 3, 2017

Writers Guild of America, East Statement Opposing National “Right to Work” Legislation

NEW YORK, NY (February 3, 2017) – Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE) President Michael Winship and Executive Director Lowell Peterson issued the following statement opposing National “Right to Work” Legislation: “One of the strange perennial rituals of Beltway Washington is the introduction of legislation to destroy the only effective voice American workers have […]

February 3, 2017

MTV News To Unionize With the Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (February 3, 2017) – The editorial staff at MTV News today announced plans to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE). More than 80 percent of MTV News’ editorial staff have signed cards electing the Writers Guild of America, East as their representative in collective bargaining. Lowell Peterson, Executive Director for […]

January 30, 2017

The Huffington Post Ratifies First Union Contract with Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (January 30, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) is pleased to announce that the editorial staff at The Huffington Post ratified its first collective bargaining agreement in a near unanimous vote. The collective bargaining agreement includes major gains on pay, protections of journalistic integrity and a platform for the […]

January 18, 2017

2017 Writers Guild Awards: Courtney Simon to Receive WGAE’s Jablow Award; Initial Presenters Revealed

NEW YORK, NY (January 18, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) today announced that Courtney Simon will be honored with the Richard B. Jablow Award at the 69th annual Writers Guild Awards at New York’s Edison Ballroom on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The Jablow award was established in 1978 to recognize devoted […]

January 17, 2017

2017 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 videogame writing during 2016. Winners will be honored at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and […]