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Press Releases

August 28, 2015

WGAE Calls For Exemption From Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac Tax”

NEW YORK, NY (AUGUST 27, 2015) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), a labor union representing thousands of writers from film, television and digital media, today filed comments with the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service calling for collectively bargained health plans to be exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac […]

August 24, 2015

Discovery CEO Gets “Survival Kit” From Non-Fiction Producers

NEW YORK, NY (AUGUST 24, 2015) – Union representatives delivered a “Non-Fiction Producers’ Survival Kit” to Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav to mark the enormous contrast between his generous $156 million pay package and the extremely difficult conditions endured by the men and women who make shows for his television networks at production companies like […]

August 20, 2015

ITV Agrees to Remedy Violations of Federal Labor Law

NEW YORK, NY (AUGUST 20, 2015) – Writer-producers at ITV’s New York-based nonfiction TV production company voted to be represented by the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) several years ago, but the company has engaged in bad faith bargaining since that time in an effort to thwart its employees’ decision to unionize. This week the […]

August 17, 2015

2016 Writers Guild Awards: Documentary Screenplay – Call For Submissions

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced the submission period is now open for the 2016 WGA Documentary Screenplay Award, honoring outstanding achievement in documentary feature writing. Submissions will be accepted from August 17 through November 13, 2015. Qualifications […]

August 7, 2015

Vice’s Editorial Staff Unionizes With WGAE

NEW YORK, NY (AUGUST 7. 2015) – The editorial staff of VICE Media’s digital operations are now represented by the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE).  The staff sent a letter to Founder and CEO Shane Smith and his executives requesting that the company recognize their decision to unionize, and management agreed without hesitation.  The […]

August 1, 2015

Salon Recognizes WGAE as Collective Bargaining Representative of its Editorial Staff

NEW YORK, NY (AUGUST 1, 2015) – Salon Media has agreed to recognize the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) as the collective bargaining representative of its editorial staff, whose decision to unionize was unanimous. “The men and women who write, edit, and produce stories for have gained a voice on the job, and the intelligence […]

July 21, 2015

2016 Writers Guild Awards: Eligibility Criteria Categories Changes + Call for Submissions

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES – The Writers Guilds of America, East (WGAE) and West (WGAW) have made changes to the eligibility criteria for some of the Writers Guild Awards categories this year. Long Form–Original and Long Form–Adapted categories now include “limited series” Programs eligible to compete in these categories are now defined as follows: […]

July 15, 2015

2016 Writers Guild Awards (Date, Venue & Media Timeline)

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES (JULY 15, 2016) – The 2016 Writers Guild Awards (68th Annual) will be presented at simultaneous ceremonies on Saturday, February 13, 2016, in New York and Los Angeles. The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories. 2015-2016 WGA MEDIA […]

July 8, 2015

Original Media Fails To Disclose Sexual Harassment Policy

NEW YORK, NY (JULY 8, 2015) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) has filed new unfair labor practice charges against Original Media at the National Labor Relations Board as the company has failed to disclose its sexual harassment policy. Guild-represented employees have noted there is pending federal court litigation alleging sexual harassment at […]

July 2, 2015

Salon Media’s Editorial Staff To Unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (JULY 2, 2015) – The editorial staff at Salon Media, Inc., the pioneering digital media outlet founded in 1995, today issued the following letter announcing plans to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE): WHY WE’RE ORGANIZING Salon’s editorial staff is unionizing. Here’s why We, the editorial staffers at […]