Comcast Writers Vote To Be Represented By WGA TVWeek; Daily Variety
"Writers on Comcast’s entertainment networks E!, Style, and G4 have voted to be represented by the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW)," the Writers Guild has announced.
The announcement continues, "Tuesday’s secret ballot election was monitored and certified by the office of L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti, and the results were announced by the councilmember today at City Hall."
The vote was 46 to 1, the announcement said.
The announcement ended with "Therefore, we call on Comcast Entertainment Group to live up to its pledge and immediately recognize and negotiate with the Writers Guild of America, West.”
According to Daily Variety [which is behind a firewall and may charge you to read its report], veteran labor reporter Dave McNary writes, "The WGA announced last month that 80% of the writers on the shows -- including 'The Soup,' "The Dish,' 'Attack of the Show' and 'E! News' – had signed authorization cards for the guild to serve as its bargaining representative. Comcast has rejected that request and asserted that the writers should ask for the National Labor Relations Board to conduct the election.”