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 […]

October 26, 2017

Gothamist and DNAinfo Vote to Unionize with Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (October 26, 2017) – The editorial staffs at Gothamist and DNAinfo, two of the most prominent local news outlets in New York City, have voted to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE). Today, in a National Labor Relations Board conducted election, 25 of Gothamist/DNAinfo’s 27 editorial employees voted […]

October 24, 2017

Writers Guild Awards: Online Voting

Voting for the Writers Guild Awards will be conducted in two (2) rounds: • Preliminary voting will determine nominees. • Final voting will determine winners. Members in good standing are eligible to vote according to the schedule below. BEST DRAMATIC SERIES • BEST COMEDY SERIES • BEST NEW SERIES • Preliminary Voting Period is OPEN […]

July 17, 2017

2018 Writers Guild Awards: Call For Submissions

Submissions for the 2018 Writers Guild Awards are now open. Eligibility rules and online submission forms are available below. SUBMISSION DEADLINES: Series: Drama, Comedy and New Series 8:30 PM EDT, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017 Television, New Media, Radio, Promotional Writing and Graphic Art & Graphic Animation 8:30 PM EDT, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017 Theatrical: Original […]

May 8, 2017

WGA Statement on FCC Investigating Stephen Colbert

NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES (May 8, 2017) – The following is a joint statement from Writers Guild of America, East President Michael Winship and Writers Guild of America, West President Howard Rodman: “As presidents of the Writers Guilds of America, East and West, we were appalled to read recent remarks by Federal Communications Commission […]

April 28, 2017

Contract Bulletin: The Cost of Settling is Reasonable

April 28, 2017 During this negotiation writers have raised legitimate concerns about declining compensation in the face of growing industry profits. The WGA has proposed reasonable solutions that would allow writers to share in a small portion of the success they have helped create. We estimate that our current proposals would cost a total of […]

April 24, 2017

WGA Strike Authorization Vote Results

NEW YORK, NY (April 24, 2017) – The results of our strike authorization vote are now in. The vote results pertain only to members currently working under the Minimum Basic Agreement, which is the contract covering writers of film and television. Writers Guild of America, East members can CLICK HERE to find the results of […]

April 19, 2017

How To Vote Online for Strike Authorization

Your 2017 MBA Negotiating Committee, WGAE Council and WGAW Board of Directors have unanimously requested membership approval of a strike authorization in connection with our ongoing MBA negotiations. To make your voice heard, please vote now by clicking on the following link: https://eballot4.votenet.com/wgasav. For additional information on the Strike Authorization Vote, WGAE members can log-in […]

April 19, 2017

(Photos) 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Screenwriters Celebration

Last night, the Writers Guild of America, East’s Indie Film Caucus hosted its annual celebration of sccreenwriters with projects premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival. At the pre-party dinner, WGAE Vice President Jeremy Pikser (BULWORTH) and Rebecca Miller (MAGGIE’S PLAN) toasted Writers Guild Award-nominee and first-time feature filmmaker Damon Cardasis. Damon’s wrote and directed SATURDAY CHURCH, […]