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After four straight days of haggling, the Writers Guild said tonight it will meet again next week with the Motion Picture and Television Producers Alliance.
“Last Friday, 102 days after they walked off the negotiating table and put us on strike, AMPTP provided responses to our proposals across all areas of the business,” the union said tonight in a statement with members. We met this week and continue to exchange proposals. We will continue to meet next week.
“Thank you for the many messages of support and solidarity as we speak with AMPTP. As always, be skeptical of rumors from third parties, knowing that the union will reach out when we think there is something important to report.”
Earlier today, the WGA West issued a “call to action” to its members, saying media consolidation is “one of the root causes of the strike,” and urging members to provide public comments to the FTC and DOJ in support of proposed revisions to their merger guidelines – a policy document Designed to guide law enforcement about consolidation.
The “call to action” came the day after the union released a report calling for more government regulation of what it calls the “anti-competitive practices” of Disney, Amazon and Netflix, which it accuses of “abusing its control to further harm competitors, raise prices for consumers, and lower wages for the powers that be.” creative worker.
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