Former WGA East President Michael Winship Re-Elected to Council

Former Writers Guild of America East president Michael Winship has been re-elected to the guild’s governing council as a contract rep together with 4 different incumbents: Monica Lee Bellais,Lisa Takeuchi Cullen,Kaitlin Fontana andA.M. Homes.

Gina Gionfriddo and Eric Saleh have been additionally elected to open freelance seats. Jason Kim and Benjamin Rosenblum have been additionally looking for freelance seats.IncumbentsGail Lee,Ashley Feinberg andKelly Stout have been re-elected to workers seats of the council.

The seats are for two-year phrases. Freelance members work in display, tv and new media, and workers members work in tv, radio/audio and digital information outlets below the guild’s jurisdiction. New York-based digital information outlets have boosted the membership of the WGA East considerably by greater than 2,000 with unionization victories lately with Vox Media, Onion Inc., HuffPost, Vice, the Intercept, ThinkProgress, MTV News, Salon and Slate.

Votes have been solid by 12.09% of the 6,208 eligible voters. The WGA East doesn’t launch numerical voting outcomes. The poll depend was supervised by Votenet Solutions.

Winship was elected president of the WGA East’s governing council in 2007, lower than two months earlier than a 100-day strike that started on Nov. 5, 2007. After serving 5 consecutive phrases — making him the second-longest tenured president in WGA East historical past behind Herb Sargent — Winship determined to not search a sixth time period in 2017 and Beau Willimon turned president after operating for the workplace unopposed. Willimon was re-elected with out opposition final yr to a second two-year time period.

Winship spent most of his presidency working as a senior author for the Bill Moyers-hosted public TV collection “Moyers & Company” and for its web site,



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