Talks to resume in Hollywood strike
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Negotiations are set to resume in the Writers Guild of America strike against Hollywood studios, producers and TV networks.
The WGA went on strike Nov. 5, following the breakdown of last-minute talks aimed at averting a walkout.
The guild issued a statement late Friday saying talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers would resume one week from Monday.
"Leaders from the WGA and the AMPTP have mutually agreed to resume formal negotiations on Nov. 26," the statement said. "No other details or press statements will be issued."
The WGA and the AMPTP are locked in a dispute on key issues such as writer compensation for work distributed on the Internet, mobile phones and other new media.
Since the strike began, production has been shut down on numerous TV series and late-night talk shows.
Usually, I think unions aren't pushing for reasonable gains and try to milk companies of profit while the union leaders reap "dues" and the workers always cry poor...
But after the writers got ROYALLY screwed in cable credits, I gotta give it to these people for standing their ground on this...