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February 15, 2018

Photos: 2018 Writers Guild Awards (Ceremony, Red Carpet, Backstage)

On February 11, 2018, the Writers Guild of America, East hosted the 2018 Writers Guild Awards at New York’s Edison Ballroom. The ceremony was hosted by writer and comic Amber Ruffin (Late Night with Seth Meyers). Presenters who appeared in New York City included Golden Globe-winner Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel); Emmy Award-winner Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale); SAG Award-winner Anna […]

February 15, 2018

Watch: 2018 Writers Guild Awards (Full Ceremony, Opening Monologue, Honorary Awards)

On February 11, 2018, the Writers Guild of America, East hosted the 2018 Writers Guild Awards at New York’s Edison Ballroom. The ceremony was hosted by writer and comic Amber Ruffin (Late Night with Seth Meyers). Presenters who appeared in New York City included Golden Globe-winner Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel); Emmy Award-winner Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale); SAG Award-winner Anna […]

January 23, 2018

Slate Employees Vote to Unionize with Writers Guild of America, East

A majority of employees at Slate, a news website which has been a fixture in the digital media industry for over twenty years, voted today in favor of the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE) as their representative in collective bargaining.

January 11, 2018

Vox Media Unionizes with WGA East

Vox Media Unionizes with the Writers Guild of America, East NEW YORK, NY (January 11, 2018) – In a move that demonstrates the essential role of unions and collective bargaining in the world of digital news, Vox Media has agreed to recognize the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) as the collective bargaining representative of […]

January 8, 2018

Writers Guild Awards: Vote for Best Film Screenplays & Television Series

The FINAL voting period to determine the winners for the 2018 Writers Guild Awards will be open as of 1pm today for the following categories: ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY ADAPTED SCREENPLAY COMEDY SERIES DRAMATIC SERIES NEW SERIES Vote online at: https://eballot4.votenet.com/wga Your username is your last name and your password is your 5-digit member ID number. The […]

January 3, 2018

Writers Guild Awards: Preliminary Screenplay Voting Ends Today

Preliminary voting closes later today for Original Screenplay and Adapted Screenplay. Your vote will help determine the nominees. Vote online at: https://eballot4.votenet.com/wga Your username is your last name (case sensitive) and your password is your 5-digit member ID number. The deadline is today, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018, 3PM EST/12 PM PST.  The 70th Annual WGA Awards will take place […]

November 13, 2017

WGAE Negotiates Transition for Unit Employees at DNAinfo/Gothamist

NEW YORK, NY (November 13, 2017) – The DNAinfo/Gothamist bargaining committee, working with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), has negotiated an agreement that includes substantial gains beyond the initial offer made by management. Terms of the agreement include: Each employee will receive three months of full pay and benefits, even if they obtain […]

November 13, 2017

WGAE Resolution of Support for Inauguration Arrestees and Political Protesters

Writers Guild of America, East Resolution of Support for Inauguration Arrestees and Political Protesters The Writers Guild of America, East’s Council adopted the following resolution: WHEREAS, attacks on free speech and the right to protest strike at the very heart of what it means to be a writer, and WHEREAS when thousands of citizens convened […]

November 6, 2017

DNAinfo and Gothamist Writers Hold Rally with WGA East, NYC Council Progressive Caucus and Labor Leaders to Condemn Joe Ricketts Over Local News Shutdown

NEW YORK, NY (November 6, 2017) – More than 300 people joined writers from DNAinfo and Gothamist, along with elected officials, the Writers Guild of America, East, SAG-AFTRA, 32BJ SEIU, the NYC Central Labor Council and other unions, at a rally at New York’s City Hall Park to fight for the unionized editorial employees at […]

November 5, 2017

AFL-CIO asks you to VOTE NO on the NY Constitutional Convention

The following message is brought to you by the New York State AFL-CIO On November 7, 2017, Election Day, New Yorkers will be asked to vote on Ballot Proposal No. 1 to decide whether or not New York should hold a convention to change our state constitution. The AFL-CIO asks that you vote NO. The New […]