The CBS News writers’ strike authorization vote will take place tomorrow, November 15th and Friday, November 16th. The WGA East will announce the results on Monday, November 19th. The WGA-CBS members have been working under an expired contract since April 2, 2005, and without a pay raise since April 2004. The contract covers more than 500 newswriters, editors, desk assistants, production assistants, graphic artists, promotion writers and researchers in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, and Los Angeles working in television and radio on the national and local levels. Today, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer visited the newsrooms of CBS Network Television, WCBS-TV (Channel 2), local News radio 880-AM, and Network Graphics to “lend his personal support” to the newsroom writers, according to WGAE.
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