News From: WGA East

by Daniel Hinton | on Aug 27, 2018

Thrillist Staff Locked Out for Organizing

Union organizing drives at some of the fastest-growing digital media companies have injected new life into the labor movement. The staff at decades-old publications, such as The New Yorker and LA...

by AFL-CIO | on Aug 01, 2018

Workers Win Around the Country

Our latest roundup of worker wins begins with a breakthrough contract for Spanish-speaking performers at Telemundo and includes numerous examples of working people organizing,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 02, 2018

The Onion Staff Joins the Writers Guild

No, it is not an April Fools joke, the employees at the Onion are forming a union. Employees at Onion Inc, which includes The A/V Club, The Onion, and Clickhole have all decided to join the...

by Brian Young | on Nov 03, 2017

Trump Donor Busts Writers Union

UCOMM recently reported on the great work the Writers Guild of America East (WGA East) was doing to organize the next generation of union members in digital media. While news reporting may have...

by Brian Young | on Oct 20, 2017

Training a New Generation of Union Members

Over the last 2 years, the Writers Guild of America East (WGA East) has led the way in organizing the next generation of media companies. News sites that you go to every day like HuffPost and Vice...

by Press and Media | on Apr 12, 2017

Internet TV Changes the Game

As technology changes, so too does the Television and Movie industry.  A decade ago, writers struck over residuals from on demand and internet streaming.  Now, writers say that while there...

Kevin Can Wait (First Look Preview)
by Alexis Barrau | on Jun 13, 2016

Kevin Can't Wait is Great

Kevin James, an actor and Long Island native, is reuniting with CBS for the first time since his 1998 hit show Kings of Queens. This fall James will be premiering in a new sitcom, Kevin Can Wait,...

by Kate Hogan | on Jun 01, 2016

Scabs in the writers room

Everyone has some sort of guilty pleasure. Joyriding, candy, cigarettes. Things that we love that we hope no one finds out about. For some people, it’s reality TV. Shows like The Bachelor,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 02, 2016

Union deal with at-will included

Gawker is again leading the way.  The first online media news site to organize a union is now the first with a bonafide union contract.  The Writer’s Guild of America East (WGA East)...

New York Jobs. Diverse Television.
by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 26, 2016

Oscars this Sunday, read this before you watch

Over the last few years, New York has seen an explosion in television shows and movies that want to film in New York.  For union members, this has meant an explosion in jobs from the...