WGA Members Ratify Three-Year Contract

1:50 PM PST 04/30/2014 by THR Staff
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The agreement runs from May 2, 2014 through May 1, 2017.

The Writers Guild of America announced on Wednesday that its members have ratified a new three-year contract.

"Each negotiating cycle is marked by the hard work of the Negotiating Committee, member volunteers, and Guild staff. Our thanks go out to all of those who contributed to the process and to the members who participated in the ratification vote. We continue to build on the battles won by our predecessors and fight for the rights of generations to come," said WGAE president Michael Winship and WGAW president Chris Keyser in a joint statement.

In response to the vote, which was approved by 98.5 percent of WGA East and West members, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers applauded the deal.

“We congratulate the Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America East on the ratification of the new Minimum Basic Agreement. We were able to achieve this agreement only because the parties were willing to work together to explore solutions to some difficult issues," the statement read. "We hope to build on that collaborative foundation by encouraging a continuing dialogue with the WGA during the term of the upcoming contract."

More to come.

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