Writers Guild Of America Basic Agreement 2020
The MBA contains provisions that preserve the creative rights of writers. Learn more about creative rights. The amendments included the elimination of author training and new discounts on authors, who underestimated the minimum screen and television and disproportionately affected under-represented groups; A new paid parental leave fund has been created, available to all health policyholders, with benefits fully funded by a 0.5% employer contribution on writers` income from May 2021; and a 1.5% increase in the pension fund to 10%, with the possibility of diverting 1.25% of minimum wages over the last two years of the contract. The minimum plan lists minimum rates of pay for writers covered by the Minimum Fundamental Agreement (MBA). Check the minimums for authors covered by the 2020 MBAs. Tri-Guild Audit Program We have renewed funding for the tri-guild balance exam for the duration of the agreement. Centrist returns that would have been very damaging if they had managed to get into the agreement,” the memo says. The current contract [was negotiated in 2017.] The 2017 MBA will take effect from May 2, 2017 to May 1, 2020. The guild had released an ambitious agenda in more than half a dozen emails, but in the end, most of these points were not realized in the new agreement. If you want to purchase a printed copy of the MBA or previous agreements or schedules, email Operations. It also improves the protection of television writers in the areas of options and exclusivity and expands the number of authors who are covered by so-called tendor protection persons who limit the time spent by authors working on individual episodes. This was a high priority for the guild, as more shows will switch to short-season shows on streaming platforms.
The Basic Minimum Agreement (MBA) was renegotiated in 2017. This summary provides a simplified overview of the changes to the new agreement. “This year, we faced a unique situation in the negotiations because of COVID-19, but despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, we have secured benefits in an agreement that will serve the interests of writers for the next three years,” said David A, President of WGA West.