Record-Setting 98% Vote To Authorize Hollywood Writers Strike In Opening Move

  • Hollywood’s writers have spoken: They are prepared to strike if necessary.
  • In a record-setting vote that concluded on Monday, 97.85 percent of eligible members of the Writers Guild West and East voted to authorize a strike, while 2.15 percent voted against. A total of 9,218 writers participated in the vote, or nearly 79 percent of members eligible to take part. According to the guild, this level of participation and support is unprecedented for a strike authorization vote for the union.
  • These results do not ensure a work stoppage will happen, but instead give the union the option to strike if labor leaders decide one is necessary in ongoing negotiations with studios and streamers over a new contract.
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