The Writers Guild of America, East is a labor union of thousands of creative professionals who create media, broadcast news, scripted television and motion pictures. For decades the Writers Guild has been essential in fighting for better standards in working conditions, compensation, and the respect of dignity of members. The WGAE’s mission is to build a community of creative professionals with the willingness to support each other and the power to secure fair industry standards.
Typical WGAE bargaining units in media include writers, reporters, and editors, as well as a range of people doing creative and editorial work, such as video and podcast producers, social media managers, photographers, and graphic designers. Each group works together to decide and define the boundaries of editorial staff.