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Press Releases

December 8, 2016

WGAE Pickets ITV Studios HQ in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 8, 2016) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) led a picket outside ITV Studios’ headquarters in Sherman Oaks, calling on the studio’s Leftfield Entertainment to sign a union Contract after more than a year at the bargaining table. Leftfield, which produces highly profitable nonfiction/reality shows like PAWN STARS, TINY […]

December 5, 2016

2017 Writers Guild Awards: Television, New Media, News, Radio, and Promotional Writing Nominations Announced

New York and Los Angeles (December 5, 2016) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio, and promotional writing during 2016. Winners will be honored at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19, 2017, […]

December 5, 2016

WGA Announces Negotiating Committee

Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guilds of America, West and East have named the members of the negotiating committee for their upcoming contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. WGAW Executive Director David Young will serve as Chief Negotiator. The current agreement expires May 1, 2017. No date […]

November 29, 2016

Lewis Black To Host Writers Guild Awards

NEW YORK, NY (November 29, 2016) – Lewis Black will host the 2017 Writers Guild Awards ceremony at New York’s Edison Ballroom on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The New York ceremony will be co-executive produced by Bonnie Datt and Shannon Walker. Ann Cohen will serve as the show’s head writer. This will be the first […]

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 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’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 Employees Unanimously Decide to Unionize with the WGA East

  New York, NY (October 26, 2016) – Today, the editorial staff of 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. 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 […]