Newswriters protest WGAE-ABC contract talks
NABET's contract with ABC -- covering 2,500 TV and radio newswriters, technicians and others in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago and San Francisco -- expired March 31. The WGAE's alphabet contract expired more than two years ago, affecting 250 members in New York and Washington.
WGAE executive director Mona Mangan and other union officials made brief remarks to those assembled on the Manhattan plaza.
NABET negotiations are scheduled to resume in Chicago on Monday.
There was no indication of when talks between ABC and WGA might resume.