Strike May Fade to Black


The Writers Guild of America (WGA) reached a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television producers on a three-year Minimum Basic Agreement. On Sept. 26, the Negotiating Committee, the WGA West (WGAW) board and WGA East (WGAE) council all voted unanimously to recommend the agreement. It will now go to the memberships at both guilds for a ratification vote. Eligible voters will be able to vote on the agreement from Oct. 2 through Oct. 9, and will receive ballot and ratification materials when the vote opens.

The WGAW board and WGAE council also voted to lift the restraining order and end the strike as of 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27. This allows writers to return to work during the ratification process, but does not affect the membership’s right to make a final determination on contract approval.