Hollywood Writers To Vote On Contract, Could Be Working This Week

LOS ANGELES (AP) — TV producers are expecting writers to be back on the job as early as Wednesday following a move by the Writers Guild to end a three-month-old walkout that’s crippled the entertainment industry.

Union leadership is backing a tentative three-year contract offer from the studios and is asking members to vote separately on whether to end the strike. Writers will meet in New York and Los Angeles Tuesday.

The proposal offers writers a share of digital media revenue, including compensation for TV shows and movies delivered over the Internet.

While one union leader says the deal isn’t all they hoped for or deserve, he claims it’s still the best one the guild “has bargained for in 30 years.”

Writers have offered resounding support for the plan. They’ll take a formal mail-in vote to ratify the contract.