The 2007–2008 CBS News writers strike is a strike action by news writers working for the U.S.-based news broadcaster CBS News. The strike began on November 19, 2007. In addition to CBS News, CBS's locally owned and operated station news operations (including CBS Radio's news radio stations like WCBS, WBBM, KYW and KNX) have been without a contract with the network since April 2005. While most news writers are members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, a labor union representing workers in the entertainment industry, CBS News and CBS-owned news station employees are represented by the Writers Guild of America. On November 19, 2007, employees voted to authorize strike action along with the rest of the guild. Democratic presidential candidates John Edwards, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Chris Dodd, Joe Biden and Bill Richardson said they would not cross picket lines for appearances on interview shows or a candidate debate.
On January 9, 2008, the WGAE and CBS News struck a tentative deal. On January 24, the WGA announced that its members had voted to ratify the contract, which runs to April 1, 2010.
Other articles related to "news, cbs, strike":
... On November 19, 2007, news writers for CBS News and CBS-owned stations voted to authorize strike action against their employers ... Timed closely to the WGA strike, this action has resulted in statements from politicians unwilling to cross picket lines for interview shows and candidate debates ... On January 9, the WGAE and CBS News struck a tentative deal ...
Famous quotes containing the words writers, strike and/or news:
“Most writers write badly because they tell us not only their thoughts but also the thinking of their thoughts.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“This Pardoner hadde heer as yelow as wex,
But smothe it heeng as dooth a strike of flex.”
—Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?1400)
“Word of gloom from the war, one day;
Johnston pressed at the front, they say.
Little Giffen was up and away;
A tearhis firstas he bade good-by,
Dimmed the glint of his steel-blue eye.
Ill write, if spared! There was news of the fight;
But none of Giffen.He did not write.”
—Francis Orrery Ticknor (18221874)