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News Release: March 1, 2011

WGAW Supports Fight for Workplace Democracy

LOS ANGELES -- The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) issued the following statement today in support of the fight for workplace democracy by Wisconsin’s state employees:

“The Writers Guild of America, West condemns in the strongest possible terms Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s attack on the public employees of his state. His bid to deprive them of their collective bargaining rights is not only an assault on their unions, it is an attempt to deprive them of a meaningful voice in the workplace and in our democracy. Walker’s plan to strangle that voice is as cynical as it is immoral. Instead of improving the lives of Wisconsin’s working people, he seeks to rob them of their dignity and significantly reduce the quality of life for tens of thousands of workers and their families.”

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) is a labor union representing writers of motion pictures, television, radio, and Internet programming, including news and documentaries. Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members. It is involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers, and is active in public policy and legislative matters on the local, national, and international levels. For more information on the WGAW, please visit: www.wga.org.