WGA Negotiators Call For Strike-Authorization Vote

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by  and  on March 24, 2017.

Lead negotiators for the WGA just sent a letter to the membership that reads, “Your Negotiating Committee has voted unanimously to recommend that the WGAW Board of Directors and WGAE Council conduct a strike authorization vote by the membership.” Read the full letter [click on the link, below].

This would not be a vote to strike but to authorize the guild’s board of directors to call a strike if further talks fail to produce a deal.

Management’s Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers fired back tonight, saying the guild “broke off negotiations” but that the producers’ negotating team is “ready to return to negotiations when they are.”

The negotiators provided a glimpse at the progress or lack thereof on the main issues on WGA’s agenda. The letter says the companies offered nothing on pension and rollbacks on the guild’s health plan and rejected WGA’s family leave proposal. There have been some small gains for comedy-variety writers in pay TV. …

Deadline Hollywood 3/24

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