Due to the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the WGA and the AMPTP have agreed to extend the 2017 WGA Minimum Basic Agreement expiration date from May 1 to June 30, 2020. Therefore, writers will continue to be covered by the current contractual terms through the end of June.


Bargaining Proposals
History of WGA Contract Negotiations and Gains
MBA Negotiations FAQ



2020 Negotiating Committee Members


To stay better informed about the 2020 Contract Campaign, we encourage you to join a member team with a Guild captain. Your captain can help address your questions and concerns and let you know about opportunities to engage with fellow Guild members. You can join a team here. When you respond, please let us know if you primarily work in television or screen so we can place you on a team that is right for you.

Want to get more involved in support of the Guild’s bargaining agenda? You can volunteer to be a Captain here. Captains represent a team of writers by communicating members’ questions and concerns to Guild leadership and staff and helping to mobilize members in support of the campaign.

You can also email questions to MBA 2020.