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Writers Guild Members Vote For Strike Authorization

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The results from the strike authorization vote are in.

According to Variety, Writer Guild members have authorized a strike in the event an agreement can’t be reached by May 1.

The vote, which was extended to members of the Guild that have worked under the current contract between WGA and the AMPTP, ended with 96% of Guild members voting for the strike authorization. Over 6,300 ballots were cast up from the 5,507 ballots cast back in 2007.

For more on what’s at the heart of negotiations for writers, producers, and studios read here and here. And for what TV viewers may be bracing for, should an agreement not be made, read here.

Negotiations are set to continue Tuesday, April 25 and presumably run through May 1 which is the contract expiration date.

 

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