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Press Releases

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 […]

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 […]