US authors’ strike ends: union board accepts new contract

The board of the US writers’ union WGA (Writers Guild of America) has reached a preliminary agreement between the union and the major studios Streaming– Providers in the USA agreed. The writers’ strike, which has been ongoing for almost five months, will end at midnight (West Coast time/0900 CEST on Wednesday), the WGA announced on Tuesday afternoon (local time).

Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the agreement. Now the more than 11,000 members still have to vote on the new employment contract. This is scheduled to take place from October 2nd to 9th.

The writers went on strike at the beginning of May. Among other things, they demanded salary increases, better working conditions and regulation of the use of artificial intelligence (AI).

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