Sunday, February 16, 2014

Writers Guild of America, West Statement on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

The Writers Guild of America issued the following on the proposer merger  of Comcast and Time Warner Cable (The Free Press has an online form to help you register your objection to the proposed merger):

Contact: Gregg Mitchell (323) 782-4574
News Release: February 13, 2014

Writers Guild of America, West Statement on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger 

LOS ANGELES -- The Writers Guild of America, West issued the following statement today regarding the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable:

"Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable is bad for everyone: content creators, programmers, suppliers, and consumers. As writers know all too well, media consolidation leads to already too powerful companies limiting competition. The WGAW will fight to stop this ill-conceived merger."

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) is a labor union representing writers of motion pictures, television, radio, and Internet programming, including news and documentaries. Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members. It is involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers, and is active in public policy and legislative matters on the local, national, and international levels.

For more information on the WGAW, please visit:

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