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Jason Gordon
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Writers Guild of America, East
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Press Releases

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 […]

January 11, 2017

2017 Writers Guild Awards: Jelani Cobb To Receive WGAE’s Inaugural Walter Bernstein Award

NEW YORK, NY (January 11, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East is proud to announce the creation of the Walter Bernstein Award, which will be presented for the first time at the 69th annual Writers Guild Awards at New York’s Edison Ballroom on February 19, 2017. The first recipient of the Walter Bernstein […]

January 4, 2017

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

January 3, 2017

WGAE to Honor Steve O’Donnell with the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence

NEW YORK, NY (January 3, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East is proud to announce that it will present Steve O’Donnell with the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards ceremony at New York’s Edison Ballroom on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The Sargent Award is awarded to a […]

December 22, 2016

NY Attorney General Awards Nonfiction APs $400,000 In Overtime

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlement with Production Company for “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” After It Unlawfully Denied Overtime Pay to Hundreds of Workers True Entertainment LLC Must Pay $400,000 in Restitution to Employees Who Worked 50-Plus Hours Per Week Yet Never Received Overtime NEW YORK (December 19, 2016) – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today […]