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The WGA strike speaks to the power of workers standing strong together

After nearly 150 days, the Writers Guild of America strike is over! Early this week, the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers came to a tentative agreement on a new contract with meaningful gains and protections for writers — gains that were only possible because of the writers’ willingness to stand in solidarity with each other.

“‘What we have won in this contract — most particularly, everything we have gained since May 2nd — is due to the willingness of this membership to exercise its power, to demonstrate its solidarity, to walk side-by-side, to endure the pain and uncertainty of the past 146 days,’ the WGA negotiation committee wrote in a letter to members Sunday night. ‘It is the leverage generated by your strike, in concert with the extraordinary support of our union siblings, that finally brought the companies back to the table to make a deal.’”

Read the full story at CNBC.