In late March, after negotiations with the AMPTP ended, the WGA Negotiating Committee, WGAW Board, and WGAE Council unanimously approved sending a strike authorization vote to the membership. This decision was in response to the Alliance’s failure to address our economic proposals during the two weeks of bargaining, and their insistence on adding new rollbacks to their proposals on the last day of talks. If members approve strike authorization, the Negotiating Committee would be empowered with a viable strike threat. Approval would also give the Board and Council (in consultation with the Negotiating Committee) the authority to call a strike if a fair deal cannot be reached. The Board and Council control the timing, depending on what's going on at the negotiating table. A strike could not begin until after the contract expires on midnight May 1. Negotiations resumed on April 10. The Negotiating Committee's goal during the strike authorization vote process, and after, remains to get writers a fair deal.

Current active WGAW and WGAE members who have earned at least $33,701.25 under the MBA during the last six years and/or have at least 15 qualified pension years are eligible to vote.

Please attend one of the special Strike Authorization Vote Membership Meetings to hear the status of negotiations from the negotiating committee and chief negotiator. In person voting for WGAW members is also available at the two Los Angeles meetings.

Tuesday, April 18
Los Angeles

7:00 p.m. PDT
Sheraton Universal
RSVP or call (323) 782-4577

Wednesday, April 19
Los Angeles

7:00 p.m. PDT
The Beverly Hilton
RSVP or call (323) 782-4602

Wednesday, April 19
New York

7:00 p.m. EDT
SEIU 32BJ Office's 5th Floor Auditorium

By proxy:
Eligible members may execute a proxy form and give it to another eligible member to be voted at one of the special membership meetings. The proxy form is here.

Eligible members may vote online beginning at 8:30 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, April 19 and ending on Monday, April 24 at 12:00 noon PDT.:

Your login is your last name and your password is your eight-digit member ID number found on your Guild membership card.

Please check out our Contract Bulletin explaining what is at stake in these negotiations.

WATCH: The WGA Negotiating Committee and WGAW Board talk about the importance of saying yes to the strike authorization vote.

If you are a member and would like to serve as a Contract Captain, email: Captains.

If you are a member and have any questions or concerns, email: Contract.