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June 27, 2008

WGAE Voices Worker’s Rights On Blackberry Work Compensation

WGAE Voices Workers’ Rights In Media Interviews on Blackberry Work Compensation Should employees be compensated for working on a blackberry when not in the office? The Writers Guild of America, East thinks so and recently represented its members at ABC News in a dispute about company-issued blackberries. The company had insisted on a comprehensive waiver […]

June 23, 2008

Ruth Gallo Is New WGAE Assistant Executive Director

RUTH GALLO REJOINS WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, EAST AS ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NEW YORK CITY – June 23, 2008 – Ruth Gallo has rejoined the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). She returns as the WGAE’s assistant executive director effective today. "We are very pleased that Ruth is coming back to the Guild," said Lowell […]

June 10, 2008

WELCOME LOWELL PETERSON – NEW WGAE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear Fellow Members of the Writers Guild of America, East: I’m very pleased to announce the arrival of the new executive director of the Writers Guild of America, East, Lowell Peterson. Lowell comes to us from the firm of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, where he has been a partner since 1995, specializing in all […]

May 22, 2008

WGAE and WGAW Receive Sidney Hillman Foundation Award

Presented on May 27 in a major ceremony held in New York City’s Broadway Millennium Hotel, the award recognized the Guilds for their "historic victory (in the recent 100-day WGA strike) and the solidarity it inspired." WGAE President Michael Winship and WGAW President Patric M. Verrone accepted the award, which was introduced by actor and […]

January 24, 2008

WGA -CBS News Employees Ratify Contract

CBS News employees, who are members of the WGAE and WGAW, have overwhelmingly ratified their new contract agreement. The vote was 98% yes. The contract is effective immediately and covers approximately 500 newswriters, editors, news desk associates, production assistants, graphic artists, promotion writers, and researchers working in television and radio on the national and local […]