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After four consecutive days of negotiations, the Writers Guild said tonight that it would meet again next week, a coalition of motion picture and television producers.
“Last Friday, 102 days after they walked away from the bargaining table and put us on strike, AMPTP provided responses to our proposals in all work areas,” the guild said in a statement to members tonight. “We met this week and exchanged proposals. We will continue to meet next week.
“Thank you for the many messages of support and solidarity as we speak with AMPTP. As always, be suspicious of rumors from third parties, and know that the Guild will be in touch when we think there is something important to report.
Earlier today, WGA West issued a “call to action” to its members, saying media consolidation was “one of the root causes of the strike” and urging members to file public comments with the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice. A policy document designed to guide law enforcement on mergers – in support of proposed amendments to their Merger Guidelines.
The “call to action” came a day after the Guild issued a statement calling for government restrictions on what it called “anti-competitive practices” by Disney, Amazon and Netflix, which it accuses of “abusing their dominance and further disadvantaging competitors.” , raise prices for consumers and lower wages for creative workers.”