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WGA leaders: “A sign of movement”

The WGA’s keeping a damper on the rhetoric about its upcoming informal talks — set to start today — with the majors. It told its strike captains Monday night that the talks are starting this week but did not say much else.

Here’s the message  —

Informal talks between WGA negotiators and reps for the other side will commence this week. WGA leadership has been studying the Executive Summary of the DGA’s Temporary Agreement to determine which parts of their deal might form a framework for our own negotiations with the Companies. While nothing formal has been proposed, and the DGA’s full agreement has not yet been released, the willingness of the other side to meet with us is a sign of movement.

WGA leadership remains committed to getting the best deal possible in this contract negotiation, and will issue a formal statement regarding progress as soon as possible.

–Dave McNary