Three-year agreement includes increases in wages and minimums

Web writer-producers working in TV news, radio news and promotions at CBS studios in the Los Angeles area have ratified their first-ever contract with CBS following negotiations that lasted 15 months.

The Writers Guild of America West announced Wednesday that the three-year agreement includes increases in minimums and wages, secures grievance procedures, paid vacations, holiday pay and health and pension benefits. “The agreement also provides language outlining job duties and working conditions, as well as discharge and layoff protections with negotiated severance pay,” the guild said.

In July, 2009, the writer-producers voted unanimously to be repped the WGA in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.

The guild also said a series of “Celebration of Solidarity” luncheons will be hosted next month by the longtime Guild members of KCAL/KCBS broadcast news, CBS on-air promotions and KNX radio.

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