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The Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) is the collective bargaining agreement that covers the benefits, rights, and protections for most of the work done by WGA members.
The Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) was renegotiated in 2017. This summary offers a simplified overview of the amendments in the new agreement.
The Schedule of Minimums details the minimum rates of compensation for writers covered under the Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA). Review the minimums for writers covered by the 2020 MBA.
Download the full text of the current Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA).
Find other freelance contracts and agreements, such as the Low Budget Agreement, the New Media Sideletter, and Collaboration Agreements.
The 2017 MBA includes increased residuals for HBSVOD programs when they are reused on the original SVOD service.
IMPORTANT UPDATE ON COVID-19 AND THE WGAE: Please note that WGAE staffers will be working at home as much as possible. At this time, there will be no in-person Script Registration. The union’s operations will remain as efficient and effective as possible, but if it takes someone a bit longer to get back to you or complete a task, please understand we are trying to balance our vital union work with serious public health concerns. For more updates, please visit wgaeast.org/covid19.