Fairness Rocks News Writers-Agents War: Are Labor Strikes Next?


Fairness Rocks News Writers-Agents War: Are Labor Strikes Next?

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Author: Jonathan Handel

Date: May 10, 2019

Original Source: Hollywood Reporter

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Writers-Agents War: Are Labor Strikes Next?

The battle between the Writers Guild of America and Hollywood talent agencies has captivated the entire industry — but it could turn out to be merely a preliminary skirmish in a larger labor war that may see the guild go on strike next year, and could see SAG-AFTRA walk as well. Both unions have deep grievances as rank-and-file members fight stagnating salaries and declining residuals in an era of peak TV that has meant a bounty for companies, agencies, top showrunners and CEOs but has left middle- and working-class creatives waiting for their share.

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