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Writers Guild membership 'overwhelmingly' approve new contract

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In stark contrast to the last time the Writers Guild of America negotiated a new contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the WGA announced today that its members had “overwhelmingly” — and quietly — ratified a new three-year contract with the AMPTP by 90.7 percent. The terms run from May 2, 2011 through May 1, 2014, and include increases in pension plan contributions, pay TV payments, and minimum fees.

The WGA famously went on a 100-day strike between Nov. 5, 2007 and Feb. 12, 2008 during the previous contract negotiation, largely over payment for new media.

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2007-2008 Writers’ Strike Timeline

Writers’ Strike Winners and Losers