The strike by Hollywood writers over salary and job security against artificial intelligence officially ended after 148 days. In a written statement released by the Writers Guild of America (WGA), it was noted that the union leaders unanimously took the decision to end the strike.
In the statement, it was reported that the strike, which was initiated by the WGA in May with the demand for job guarantee and salary security and supported by 11 thousand 500 screenwriters in Hollywood as well as approximately 65 thousand actors, ended after the preliminary agreement reached with AMPTP and the screenwriters returned to their jobs. It was stated that the three-year agreement, unanimously accepted by the union leaders, includes the requested compensation, the duration of employment, and the control of artificial intelligence.
The preliminary agreement will be put to a vote between October 2 and 9 for ratification by other union members.
In a joint statement published on the website of the Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) and the American Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), it was announced that the artists took steps to decide to strike due to the inconclusive negotiations with the Association of Cinema and Television Producers (AMPTP) on salaries and job security against artificial intelligence.
Artists went on strike in the city ofLos Angeles on July 15 due to the lack of results from their negotiations with television production companies demanding job security and salary security.
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) also announced a strike on May 2 on the grounds that they have been working under more difficult conditions in recent years when annual series and film production has increased significantly, and that they have been paid less in return, and the two strikes were later merged.
The last time screenwriters went on strike was in 2007, and the 100-day work stoppage of the employees caused a loss of approximately2 billion dollars.