Strike Watch! Victory. Kind of.

After three months of striking, writers are expected to get back to work on Wednesday. The strike cost Guild members a hefty $270 million dollars and in three years there will be a bitter and angry renegotiation. For now, writers will receive a flat fee for their works appearing online. After three years, that flat fee will turn into 2% of whatever revenues the studios receive.

Due to the reconciliation, it’s highly unlikely that the actors will strike when their contracts are up this summer.

The WGA’s West Coast President called the walkout “the most successful strike in American labor in the past decade.”

Congrats to the writers!
And, um, if any of you writers want to get writing some more episodes of Gossip Girl, I wouldn’t be mad.


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