CBS News Writers Strike Looms

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As the WGA strike pickets into its second week, a CBS News writers strike looms. On Thursday there will be a strike authorization vote for about 500 unionized news writers who have been working under an contract that expired over two years ago. CBS said in a statement, ”CBS News is prepared for the possibility of a writers strike. We will continue to produce quality news programming for our viewers.”

The WGA East news writers — who work in New York, Los Angeles, Washington and Chicago — are expected to authorize the strike. As WGA East spokeswoman Sherry Goldman emailed FishbowlNY last week, ”… The CBS news writers strike authorization vote is November 15th — their mood is strident.”

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