Like they say in The Lion King, “And so it begins.”
Maybe. Remember, we’re not walking the picket lines yet.
Anyway, here’s the email sent by the WGA late yesterday afternoon:
April 24, 2017
The results of our strike authorization vote are now in.
96.3% of you have voted YES.
6,310 ballots were cast. 67.5% of eligible WGA members voted, a historic turnout.
We thank you for your resolve and your faith in us as your representatives. We are determined to achieve a fair contract.
Talks will resume tomorrow.
Your 2017 Negotiating Committee
Chip Johannessen, Co-Chair
Chris Keyser, Co-Chair
Billy Ray, Co-Chair
Alfredo Barrios, Jr.
Howard Michael Gould
Patric M. Verrone
Howard A. Rodman, WGAW President, ex-officio
Michael Winship, WGAE President, ex-officio
David A. Goodman, WGAW Vice President, ex-officio
Jeremy Pikser, WGAE Vice President, ex-officio
Aaron Mendelsohn, WGAW Secretary-Treasurer, ex-officio
Bob Schneider, WGAE Secretary-Treasurer, ex-officio
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