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Writers Guild of America, East
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Press Releases

November 15, 2016

Nonfiction Writer-Producers Escalate Fight Over Industry’s Low Standards After Leftfield Blames Networks For Poverty-Level Pay Rates For Writer-Producers

NEW YORK, NY (November 15, 2016) – In its ongoing negotiations with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), Leftfield Entertainment, the largest “reality”/nonfiction production company on the East Coast, laid blame squarely on television networks for controlling the economics of making nonfiction shows and for making it necessary to propose poverty-level pay rates for […]

November 11, 2016

Fusion.net Votes To Unionize With The Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (November 11, 2016) – The editorial staff at Fusion, a digital news site owned by Univision’s Fusion Media Group, have overwhelming voted to join the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE). Over 90% of Fusion’s 70-member bargaining unit voted in favor of unionization. The two-day online vote came one week after […]

November 4, 2016

Writers Guild Action Prompts Fusion Union Vote

NEW YORK, NY (NOVEMBER 4, 2016) – One and half months after an overwhelming majority of Fusion.net’s editorial staff signed union cards with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), the Univision-owned Fusion Media Group agreed to proceed with an online vote in the next week to confirm the unit’s decision to unionize. On November […]

October 26, 2016

TheRoot.com Employees Unanimously Decide to Unionize with the WGA East

  New York, NY (October 26, 2016) – Today, the editorial staff of TheRoot.com unanimously requested the employer to voluntarily recognize the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) as their collective bargaining representative.  They are the seventh digital media outlet to unionize with the WGAE. TheRoot.com is a leading daily news and analysis website focused […]

September 21, 2016

Writer-Producers at NBCU’s Nonfiction Production Company Vote to Unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (September 21, 2016)— Ballots counted by The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) show that the writer-producers at Peacock Productions, the “reality”/nonfiction television production subsidiary of Comcast/NBCUniversal, voted decisively in favor of unionizing with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). The ballot count follows a nearly four year saga that pitted hard-working […]

September 20, 2016

WGAE Statement on the Arrest of VICE News’ Alex Thompson

NEW YORK, NY (September 20, 2016) – The Writers Guild of America, East issued the following statement regarding the arrest of VICE News journalist Alex Thompson: “This weekend, VICE News journalist Alex Thompson, who is represented by the Writers Guild of America, East, was arrested while trying to cover an event for Republican Presidential candidate Donald […]

September 15, 2016

2016 WGAE Council Election Results

NEW YORK, NY (September 15,  2016) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) today announced the results of its 2016 Council election. This year, there were ten open Council seats, seven (7) Freelance and three (3) Staff. Officer seats were not up for election this year. Freelance members work in screen, television and digital media, […]

September 12, 2016

WGAE Statement on Univision Removing Gawker Posts

NEW YORK, NY (September 12, 2016) –  The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), the union representing the editorial staff from Gawker Media, issued the following statement regarding UniModa’s decision to remove six posts previously published on Gawker Media sites: “The WGAE learned late Friday that UniModa had decided to remove several posts from Jezebel, […]

September 8, 2016

City Agencies Join WGAE To Launch “Made In NY Writers Room” Program To Increase Diversity in NYC’s TV Writers’ Rooms

Intensive six-month fellowship will provide talented writers from diverse backgrounds with the tools they need to excel in NYC’s booming television industry  Creatives from hit shows including House of Cards, Empire, Billions and The Affair to serve as mentors to up-and-coming writers New York—The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), the New York City Department […]

September 6, 2016

2017 WGA 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 2017 WGA Videogame Writing Award, honoring outstanding achievement in videogame writing. Submissions will be accepted from September 6 through November 21, 2016, with videogame nominees […]