|Affiliation||AFL-CIO, IAWG, UNI, IFJ|
|Key people||Michael Winship, President|
Mona Mangan, Executive Director
|Office location||New York, NY|
Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) is a labor union representing writers of television and film and employees of television and radio news. Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January The United States of America —commonly referred to as the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, commonly AFL-CIO, is a National trade union center, the largest federation of Template talkInfobox Union for usage -->The International Affiliation of Writers Guilds is an international Trade union Template talkInfobox Union for usage --> UNI Global Union ( UNI) is a Global union federation for Template talkInfobox Union for usage --> International Federation of Journalists, IFJ, is Global union The City of New York A trade union or labour union is an organization of workers who have banded together to achieve common goals in key areas such as wages hours and working conditions forming The 2006 membership of the guild was 3,770. 
The Writers Guild of America, East is affiliated with the Writers Guild of America, west. Template talkInfobox Union for usage --> Writers Guild of America West ( WGAW) is a labor union representing Together the guilds administer the Writers Guild of America Awards. The Writers Guild of America Award for outstanding achievements in Film, Television, and Radio has been presented annually by the Writers Guild of It is an affiliate of both the International Federation of Journalists and the International Affiliation of Writers Guilds. Template talkInfobox Union for usage --> International Federation of Journalists, IFJ, is Global union Template talkInfobox Union for usage -->The International Affiliation of Writers Guilds is an international Trade union
WGAE had its beginnings in 1912, when the Authors' League of America (ALA) was formed by some 350 book and magazine authors, as well as dramatists. Year 1912 ( MCMXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting In 1921, this group split into two branches of the League: the Dramatists Guild of America for writers of radio and stage drama and the Authors Guild for novelists and nonfiction book and magazine authors. Year 1921 ( MCMXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1921 calendar of the Gregorian calendar The Dramatists Guild of America is a professional organization for Playwrights Composers and Lyricists working in the U The Authors Guild is an advocacy organization of and for published authors
That same year, the Screen Writers Guild came into existence in Hollywood, California, but was "little more than a social organization", according to the WGAe's website, until the Great Depression of the 1930s and the growth of the organized labor movement impelled it to take a more active role in negotiating and guaranteeing writers' contractual rights and protections. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression.
In 1933, the ALA and SWG joined forces, and two years later, with passage of the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, called for an election to represent writers of films in collective bargaining agreements; the first such agreement was signed in 1942. Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The National Labor Relations Act (or Wagner Act) is a 1935 United States federal law that protects the rights of most workers in the Private sector Meanwhile, the Radio Writers Guild was formed in New York and became part of the ALA.
A Television Writers Group within the ALA and a separate group, the Television Writers of America, each began representing writers for the nascent television industry beginning in the late 1940s. The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949 Events and trends The 1940s was a period between the radical 1930s and the conservative 1950s which also leads the period to be In 1951, the ALA reorganized into the Writers' Guild of America East and West, in recognition of the growing complexity of representing members in many different fields of entertainment writing. Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January Writers working in motion pictures, TV and radio would be represented by these two new guilds, while the Authors Guild and the Dramatists Guild remained as branches of the ALA to represent print-media writers. The WGAw and WGAE have bargained for writers in movies, TV and radio since 1954. Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar)  The WGAe became affiliated with the AFL-CIO in 1989, although its sister group WGAw did not join and has not since. American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, commonly AFL-CIO, is a National trade union center, the largest federation of
Herb Sargent was the president for fourteen years until his death in 2005. Herbert Sargent ( July 15, 1923 - May 6, 2005) was an Emmy Award -winning American Television writer a producer Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 
On August 27, 2006, WGAE reached an agreement with the producers of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, allowing writers on the show to become guild members. Events 479 BC - Greco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show 
On November 2, 2007, both branches of the guild, East and West, called a strike against all television networks and cable channels over writers' share of revenues from DVD releases, Internet, cell-phone network, and other new-media uses of programs and films written by members. The 2007&ndash2008 Writers Guild of America strike, or more commonly known as the Writers' Strike was a strike by the Writers Guild of America East Events 1570 - A Tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland, killing more than 1000 Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is The Internet is a global system of interconnected Computer networks The strike vote followed the expiration of the guild's then-current contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP is a trade association based in Encino, California that represents over 350 American The strike ceased on February 12, 2008. Events 1429 - English Forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common