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WGA reaches tentative deal with ABC News

Unionized ABC News staffers who have been working under an expired contract for nearly three years reached a tentative labor agreement with the Disney-owned network, the Writers Guild of America East said Thursday.

The 250 affected employees, who work at ABC News in New York and Washington, will vote on the preliminary agreement Dec. 13. WGA East expects its members will ratify the deal.

The resolution comes two weeks after about 500 WGA workers at CBS News, who are also working under an expired contract, authorized the union to call a strike.

On Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee canceled a Dec. 10 debate scheduled to air on CBS because of the threat of a strike. The WGA and CBS News have not negotiated since January.

The preliminary deal struck between ABC and WGA East will give the union staff raises of 3.5 percent annually plus a $3,700 contract bonus. The union agreed to lower shift differential pay and reductions in other areas of compensation. The contract would run through Feb. 1, 2010.

<font size=1>Source: Associated Press</font>

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Front Page, Industry News

WGA reaches tentative deal with ABC News

Unionized ABC News staffers who have been working under an expired contract for nearly three years reached a tentative labor agreement with the Disney-owned network, the Writers Guild of America East said Thursday.

The 250 affected employees, who work at ABC News in New York and Washington, will vote on the preliminary agreement Dec. 13. WGA East expects its members will ratify the deal.

The resolution comes two weeks after about 500 WGA workers at CBS News, who are also working under an expired contract, authorized the union to call a strike.

On Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee canceled a Dec. 10 debate scheduled to air on CBS because of the threat of a strike. The WGA and CBS News have not negotiated since January.

The preliminary deal struck between ABC and WGA East will give the union staff raises of 3.5 percent annually plus a $3,700 contract bonus. The union agreed to lower shift differential pay and reductions in other areas of compensation. The contract would run through Feb. 1, 2010.

<font size=1>Source: Associated Press</font>

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Front Page, Industry News

WGA reaches tentative deal with ABC News

Unionized ABC News staffers who have been working under an expired contract for nearly three years reached a tentative labor agreement with the Disney-owned network, the Writers Guild of America East said Thursday.

The 250 affected employees, who work at ABC News in New York and Washington, will vote on the preliminary agreement Dec. 13. WGA East expects its members will ratify the deal.

The resolution comes two weeks after about 500 WGA workers at CBS News, who are also working under an expired contract, authorized the union to call a strike.

On Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee canceled a Dec. 10 debate scheduled to air on CBS because of the threat of a strike. The WGA and CBS News have not negotiated since January.

The preliminary deal struck between ABC and WGA East will give the union staff raises of 3.5 percent annually plus a $3,700 contract bonus. The union agreed to lower shift differential pay and reductions in other areas of compensation. The contract would run through Feb. 1, 2010.

<font size=1>Source: Associated Press</font>

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