CBS News writers may be next



The WGA East, the union that represents news writers for CBS News, may vote tomorrow to authorize a strike in conjunction with the ongoing WGA strike for the production and studios industry. The TV and radio news writers have been working under an expired contract since 2005.

The strike authorization vote does not mean the writers – who work in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington – will necessarily stop work, but neither side seemed optimistic, according to the NY Times.

"CBS News is prepared for the possibility of a writers strike. We will continue to produce quality news programming for our viewers," CBS said in a statement.
The parties had not been at the negotiating table since January. In 11/06, the WGA rejected what CBS had called its final offer.