Studios Say Goal Is Keeping “Production Active” As Talks Between WGA & AMPTP Set To Start Tmrw

March 20, 2023

Related Story WGA Members Overwhelmingly Approve Pattern Of Demands For Upcoming Contract TalksThe guild’s pattern of demands, which WGA members approved recently by the widest margin ever (98.4% to 1.6%), provides a glimpse into the guild’s general goals going into the negotiations. If it appears an acceptable agreement can’t be reached, the Negotiating Committee may recommend to the WGA West Board and WGA East Council that the membership takes a strike authorization vote. If the WGAW Board and WGAE Council agree with the Negotiating Committee, they will authorize a membership vote. “The WGA leadership may call a strike only after the membership has authorized it and the current contract has expired. If a strike is called, members are prohibited from performing covered writing services for companies that don’t have an agreement with the WGA.