Hol­ly­wood writ­ers to return to work Wednes­day

Hol­ly­wood tele­vi­sion and film writ­ers will begin return­ing to work on Wednes­day, near­ly five months after the Writer’s Guild of Amer­i­ca strike began.
After the WGA announced on Sun­day a “ten­ta­tive” deal with the Alliance of Motion Pic­ture and Tele­vi­sion Pro­duc­ers, the group rep­re­sent­ing the stu­dios and pro­duc­ers, the WGA’s inter­nal boards vot­ed unan­i­mous­ly to end the strike and send the ten­ta­tive con­tract to mem­bers to rat­i­fy. The mem­bers are expect­ed to approve the agree­ment.
FACULTY FREE SPEECH UNDER SCRUTINY WITH EROSION OF ACADEMIC TENURE
The screen­writ­ers start­ed strik­ing on May 2 in pur­suit of high­er pay, bet­ter treat­ment, and assur­ances on arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, among oth­er things. While they did not secure all of their demands, the agree­ment, stretch­ing more than two and a half years, did gar­ner them sig­nif­i­cant vic­to­ries.
The deal, if rat­i­fied, does indeed secure bet­ter pay for writ­ers, such as guar­an­teed com­pen­sa­tion and “min­i­mums increas­es,” as well as increased health and pen­sion con­tri­bu­tion rates and pro­tec­tions against arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence. Come­di­an and writer Adam Conover laud­ed the work of the WGA in secur­ing the deal.
“These are essen­tial pro­tec­tions that the com­pa­nies told us, to our faces, that they would …