Striking WGA writers, Hollywood studios return to bargaining tables today

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Writers, who went on strike May 2, were joined on the picket line in July by the SAG-AFTRA actors’ union. There have been no known contract talks between the studios and SAG-AFTRA since that …

Striking writers and Hollywood studios will return to the bargaining table Wednesday, Sept. 20, in hopes of making progress toward ending the work stoppage that began in early May.

On Monday, WGA negotiators informed union members that the two sides will meet this week, “starting on Wednesday.” “There is no requirement that the companies negotiate through the AMPTP. So, if the economic destabilization of their own companies isn’t enough to cause a studio or two or three to either assert their own self-interest inside the AMPTP, or to break away from the broken AMPTP model, perhaps Wall Street will finally make them do it.”

 

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