The new collective bargaining agreement takes effect Saturday and runs through April 2016, replacing the previous deal that was set to expire Friday. The WGA‘s East and West branches voted 159-31 to accept the new terms, which include wages increasing 2% per year, and bumps in employer contributions to the Producer-Writers Guild of America Pension Plan as well as in contract producer minimum salaries and acting editor fees. The agreement covers about 325 CBS News newswriters, writer-producers, graphic artists, editors, desk assistants, promotion writer/producers, assistant producers and production assistants in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.