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The Writers Guild of America is a generic term referring to the joint efforts of two different US labor unions:

Common activities[edit]

The WGAE and WGAW negotiate contracts in unison as well as launch work stoppages simultaneously:

Although each Guild runs independently, they perform some activities in parallel:


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National Journal
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:07:30 -0700

NEW YORK, NY (AUGUST 4, 2014) - The Writers Guild of America, East (AFL-CIO) today called on the Federal Communications Commission to hold public hearings before it rules on changes to the Open Internet Order (i.e. Net Neutrality). Guild President ...
 
Broadway World
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:26:15 -0700

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) today announced that submissions are now open for the 2015 WGA Documentary Screenplay Award, honoring outstanding achievement in documentary feature writing.
 
TheWrap
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:31:05 -0700

“As we witness consolidation throughout the video distribution chain,” said the Writers Guild of America-West in one such filing, “it is clear that the biggest threat to freedom of speech in the United States is control of media by a handful of ...
 
New York Times
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:31:09 -0700

“Breaking Bad,” which starred Bryan Cranston, is among the shows that are part of the deal with the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America and SAG-Aftra, which represents actors and other broadcast workers. Credit Ursula Coyote/AMC.
 
Realscreen
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:08:24 -0700

In a statement, the organization said: “For several years now, the Writers Guild of America, East has worked to raise awareness among elected officials and the general public of the difficult working conditions faced by people working in non-fiction ...

New York Times

New York Times
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:18:45 -0700

In 2008 he won a screenplay competition sponsored by the Writers Guild of America and the Île de France Film Commission, and was awarded a six-week writing residency near Paris, seminars on the French film industry and location scouting.
 
MediaPost Communications
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:33:45 -0700

... more rapid deployment of high speed Internet access,” the Institute for Self-Reliance says in comments joined by five other organizations -- Common Cause, Center for Media Justice, Media Mobilizing Project, Public Knowledge and Writers Guild of ...
 
The Post Game (blog)
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:07:30 -0700

The 26-year-old former Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals running back wrote in a Huffington Post blog post that since retiring from the NFL in March he has moved to Los Angeles and become a member of the Writers Guild of America, West.
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