Latest WGA strike news

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 | 998 comments


The Writers Guild of America (WGA) went on strike from Monday, November 5, 2007 through Tuesday, February 12, 2008. This included all the WGA writers who work on ‘The Office.’

The strike came after “three months of negotiations between the WGA and the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers).” Areas of contention included DVD residuals and payments for “new media” (like last summer’s webisodes).

Latest news:

  • Feb. 26: Writers Guild Members Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract — “The members of the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) today put their final stamp of approval on the deal that ended their 14-week strike, giving writers new rights and protections for work distributed on and created for the Internet and other new media platforms. An overwhelming majority of the WGA membership voted in favor of ratifying the three-year contract by 93.6 percent of 4,060 votes cast in Los Angeles and New York. The term of the agreement is from February 13, 2008 through May 1, 2011.” More NEW

Videos: The Office is Closed | Why We Fight | This Is Our Moment

Call to action: Write a letter | Write a letter (part 2)

Ongoing strike coverage: Deadline Hollywood Daily | United Hollywood

Previous news after the jump.

Tipsters: Rayne, Jules, GMMR, Wasa-B, Annie, Dean, AKH, Jodi, Lori, Carly, Kelsey, JustCari, Amy, Secondrink, Alyssa, CH, Arden, llynn20

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  1. 998. The Office Fanatic  

    Ah… closure is marvelous. :)

  2. 997. Helen  

    I am very very happy!!!

  3. 996. TheOfficeB*tch  

    As I’m looking at this giant post, I just want to thank you for all your wonderful coverage!

  4. 995. Condo in America  

    In response to the Ask Auselio article – major props to Steve Carrell and the rest of the actors/writers for helping to spring $2000 for each crew member! It just reinforces the fact that The Office possesses the generous and tight-knit solidarity many people do not realize is a possibility in the glamor and glitz atmosphere of Hollywood.

  5. 994. montagerie  

    Hoorah for Office Thursdays! :) Yay!

  6. 993. Beatriz  

    Looks like it’s almost over! Crossing my fingers and toes!

  7. 992. Marc  

    Just heard on the radio that CBS officially announced the end of the strike!!

  8. 991. jamfan  

    yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy….its over…im so happy

  9. 990. vielgluck  

    Wait…so in 7 minutes? We will know?

  10. 989. Emma  

    Oh, I almost forgot! YAY coming words!!!

  11. 988. Kaytor  

    The source link after Marc’s comment isn’t working :/

  12. 987. Emma  

    All I can say is YAY!
    (That wasn’t supposed to rhyme! :) )

  13. 986. teampammy  

    Since I don’t want my hopes to be dashed across the rocks, I’m going to wait until there are new episodes until I really believe the strike is over.

  14. 985. Leelee  

    I can’t wait!!!

    P.S. They better sell Season 4 way cheap. :/

  15. 984. Marc  

    Hey everyone, in case you’re curious we’re supposed to find out if the strike is officially ended at 10pm EST tonight. I’m not sure if this is common knowledge.. I wasn’t able to find it posted anywhere but I’m personally very interested in it! :D [source]

  16. 983. LoveJim  

    This is like Christmas Eve, only it’s Office Eve, and there’s no more Grinch! Pretty soon we’ll have presents!

  17. 982. Abbey in PA  

    Hallelujah friends! I’m so excited. Tanster, that is the best banner ever. They might just make YOU a writer on the show!

  18. 981. Pam's BFF  

    1006 — Great TWSS!

    Let’s keep ‘em coming (TWSS). I’ll frigging take 6 episodes if that will erase Celebrity Apprentice off the Thursday schedule!

  19. 980. dying star  

    Six new episodes?!

    I haven’t been this excited since Pretzel Day!

  20. 979. black cat  

    I’m so thrilled we get our favorite show back! I’m a little bummed that it’s only six episodes, but I’d be happy with six *minutes* of new content, so I’ll take it.

    I’ve read that My Name is Earl is planning to have nine new eps, so it may be hard on those “Tonight, an all-new Earl!” weeks not to have an “all-new Office” as well. But, as my mom always said, beggars can’t be choosers. I’m guessing Greg Daniels is choosing quality over quantity.

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