AMPTP: WGA’s NLRB filing is ‘desperate’

Get a grip, the AMPTP sez to the WGA in response to guild’s filing a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board claiming that the AMPTP’s ultimatum on bargaining issued last week violates federal labor law.

Industry observers say this week’s sniping and countersniping between the scribes and the studios has cemented the harsh reality that the studios and the WGA ain’t going back to the table any time soon — probably not until the AMPTP’s talks with the DGA are well underway.

Here’s the AMPTP statement:

The WGA’s filing of a complaint with the NLRB reminds us of the old lawyers’ adage: When the facts are on your side, argue the facts.  When the law is on your side, argue the law. And when you don’t have either the law or the facts on your side, you pound the table.  The WGA has now been reduced to pounding the table, and this baseless, desperate NLRB complaint is just the latest indication that the WGA’s negotiating strategy has achieved nothing for working writers.

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