Contract 2017 (Members Only Content)

MBA RATIFICATION VOTE

The 2017 MBA is now subject to ratification by the combined memberships of Writers Guild, East and West. There are two ways for eligible WGAE members to vote on ratification:

  • Online: Eligible WGAE members in good standing may vote online beginning at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 12, 2017 here: https://eBallot4.votenet.com/wgamba. You may also access the online ballot by clicking on the CONTRACT 2017 link on the WGAE website. Your login is your last name and your password is your five-digit member ID number found on your Guild membership card.
  • In person: Eligible WGAE members in good standing may also vote in person at the special membership meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at WGAE Headquarters, 250 Hudson Street, Suite 700, New York, NY 10013.  In addition, you may also give your proxy to a member attending the special meeting. A proxy form is available here.

SUMMARY OF THE TENTATIVE 2017 WGA MBA

CLICK HERE to read the Summary of the Tentative 2017 WGA MBA 5.5.17

WGA REACHES TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH AMPTP

CLICK HERE to read our letter to members about the tentative agreement reached with the AMPTP 5.2.17

STRIKE AUTHORIZATION VOTE RESULTS

CLICK HERE for the results of the strike Authorization Vote 4.24.17

VOTE ONLINE

Eligible members may now vote online by clicking on the following link: https://eBallot4.votenet.com/wgasav.

Your login is your last name and your password is your five-digit member ID number found on your Guild membership card. The online voting deadline is 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, April 24, 2017.

STRIKE AUTHORIZATION VOTING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Eligible Voters: Current active members who earned at least $33,701.25 during the past six years under the MBA (the earnings must have been declared for dues purposes prior to 3/25/17) OR have 15 pension-eligible years based on MBA employment.

STRIKE AUTHORIZATION VOTE

CONTRACT BULLETINS

MEMBER MEETINGS

Eligible Writers Guild members in good standing may vote in-person at one of the following member meetings:

Meeting in New York

Wednesday, April 19 at 7pm
SEIU 32BJ’s 5th Floor Auditorium
25 W. 18th Street
RSVP here

Meetings in Los Angeles

Tuesday, April 18 at 7pm
Sheraton Universal, Los Angeles
RSVP Here

Wednesday, April 19 at 7pm
The Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles
RSVP here

This meeting is only open to Writers Guild members eligible to vote. Please RSVP by Monday, April 17:

VOLUNTEER

Do you want to get involved and help support the Guild’s bargaining agenda? Sign up at this link to become a Strike Authorization Vote volunteer.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We encourage all Guild members to show solidarity for the strike authorization vote on social media. Use the hashtag #WGAUnity.

Here’s a few sample tweets:

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NEGOTIATING COMMITTEE

CONTACT US

If you have any questions,  concerns or trouble with your five-digit member ID, please email Geoff Betts at gbetts@wgaeast.org.