Staff Contracts

What are “Staff” Contracts?

Staff news contracts, or collective bargaining agreements (“CBAs”), tend to cover workplaces where members all work in one location, or “shop.” The terms of each CBA are specific to the company and employees to which they apply, and are negotiated by a negotiating committee comprised of staff unit members. Staff news positions include but are not limited to Assignment Editors, Assistant and Associate Producers, Broadcast and Digital News Writers and Editors, Graphic Artists, News Desk Assistants and Associates, Production Assistants, Reporters, Researchers, and Service Aides.

Which industries do WGAE staff contracts cover?

  • Broadcast News
  • Digital News
  • Promotional Writing

WGAE Staff Contracts

Organizing Staff Unions

We are also in the process of negotiating contracts at various digital news sites, and try to provide up-to-date information on the status of those negotiations on the Guild’s Digital Media page.

If you work in broadcast or digital news and your workplace is not protected by a union contact, please reach out to the Guild’s Organizing department to learn more about forming a staff union at your workplace.

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