Statement of Support for IATSE from the Officers of the Writers Guild of America

Los Angeles and New York – The following is a statement from the officers of Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE):

We continue to support IATSE as they fight for a fair deal, and are keeping a close eye on the negotiations.

We know writers have many questions about what to do if a strike is called. In the event of a strike, the Guilds will provide immediate guidance to WGA members on how to support our IATSE colleagues.

In Solidarity,

Writers Guild of America West
Meredith Stiehm, President
Michele Mulroney, Vice President
Betsy Thomas, Secretary-Treasurer

Writers Guild of America, East
Michael Winship, President
Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, Vice President
Christopher Kyle, Secretary Treasurer

The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media, and broadcast news. The Guilds negotiate and administer contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of their members; conduct programs, seminars, and events on issues of interest to writers; and present writers’ views to various bodies of government. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, West, visit www.wga.org. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, East, visit www.wgaeast.org.