Strike List/Unfair List
Members are responsible for determining the current signatory status of any potential employer. For further information, call the Signatories Department at (323) 782-4514.
The Board of Directors places individuals or companies on the Strike/Unfair List for several types of unfair conduct: refusing to engage in collective bargaining negotiations with the WGA; refusing to sign the MBA or other applicable collective bargaining agreements; wrongfully failing to participate in grievance and arbitration procedures; failing to abide by the final award of an arbitrator; or engaging in conduct violative of the National Labor Relations Act or other laws designed to protect the rights of writers.
The Board of Directors will consider requests from individuals or companies to be removed from the Strike/Unfair List. In such cases, the Board will examine the facts and circumstances concerning the listing, and the reasons advanced for removal.
NOTE: WGA members are bound by Working Rule 10, which provides: “ No member may enter into a contract for the rendition of writing services with any producer whose name is contained in the then current Guild unfair list unless such producer shall have first posted a bond with the Guild guaranteeing the full amount of the writer's proposed compensation pursuant to such contract.”
Read the WGA Strike/Unfair List
In addition to the Strike/Unfair List, the WGAW Board of Directors has established a policy of issuing periodic advisories notifying members of companies or individuals who have engaged in employment practices detrimental to writers. Unlike companies on the Strike/Unfair List, for which a member may not work, Guild rules do not prohibit a member from selling material to or accepting employment with a company named in an advisory (provided, of course, that the company is or becomes signatory to a WGA agreement). The purpose of the advisories is to provide members with information, which they may take into account as they see fit.
Read the WGAW advisories