WGA Contract Ratified With Overwhelming Approval in Membership Vote

Only 87 votes against the contract were counted

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Writers Guild of America members have overwhelmingly approved their proposed contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, locking in the deal through summer 2023.

98% of votes received were in favor of the contract, with only 87 of the 4,155 votes received rejecting the plan. This is consistent with the last WGA contract vote in 2017, in which only 30 “no” votes were counted out of 3,647 total votes. The WGA West has approximately 10,000 members while WGA East has over 6,000.

“This year we faced a unique situation in negotiations because of COVID-19, but despite the challenges posed by the pandemic we achieved gains in a deal that will serve writers’ interests for the next three years,” stated WGAW President David A. Goodman and WGAE President Beau Willimon in a statement.

“We could not have achieved that without a determined negotiating committee led by co-chairs Michele Mulroney, Shawn Ryan, and Betsy Thomas, committed member volunteers, and our professional WGA staff. We thank all writers who contributed to the process and participated in the ratification vote.”

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