Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Comcast writers vote for WGAW representation

This morning I joined the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) to announce the results of a representation election held yesterday for writers for Comcast Networks - G4, E!, and Style. In a landslide, 46 voted to designate WGAW as their bargaining representative with one vote against the designation.

For nearly a century, Hollywood's writers have benefited from a guild that has fought for fair credit, wages, and working conditions, and quality health and pension benefits, and the list continues to grow.

Although this election is not binding, I hope it sends a clear message -- these writers (some of whom are pictured above) are serious about organizing, and they want Comcast to sit down with WGAW to negotiate a contract.