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Friday, January 18, 2008

WGA Statement

From the WGA site:
Now that the DGA has reached a tentative agreement with the AMPTP, the terms of the deal will be carefully analyzed and evaluated by the WGA, the WGA's Negotiating Committee, the WGAW Board of Directors, and the WGAE Council. We will work with the full membership of both Guilds to discuss our strategies for our own negotiations and contract goals and how they may be affected by such a deal.

For over a month, we have been urging the conglomerates to return to the table and bargain in good faith. They have chosen to negotiate with the DGA instead. Now that those negotiations are completed, the AMPTP must return to the process of bargaining with the WGA. We hope that the DGA's tentative agreement will be a step forward in our effort to negotiate an agreement that is in the best interests of all writers.

It seems from what I've been reading online since the deal broke that people aren't jumping up and down, but trying to stay optimistic. It would be "great" to get a deal done soon, but I also support being "smart" when it comes to agreeing to one. Things are getting very interesting.

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