Strike Authorization Vote Results
The results of the WGA strike authorization vote are now in.
Monday, April 17, 2023

The results of the WGA strike authorization vote are now in: 

  • Yes: 9,020 (97.85%)
  • No: 198 (2.15%)
  • Total ballots cast: 9,218 (78.79% of eligible WGA members)

These results set a new record for both turnout and the percentage of support in a strike authorization vote.

Our membership has spoken. Writers have expressed our collective strength, solidarity, and the demand for meaningful change in overwhelming numbers. Armed with this undeniable demonstration of unity and resolve, we will continue to work at the negotiating table to achieve a fair contract for all writers.


David A. Goodman, Co-Chair
Chris Keyser, Co-Chair
Ellen Stutzman, Chief Negotiator

John August
Angelina Burnett
Kay Cannon
Yahlin Chang
Robb Chavis
Adam Conover
Travis Donnelly
Ashley Gable
Hallie Haglund
Eric Haywood
Eric Heisserer
Greg Iwinski
Luvh Rakhe
Erica Saleh
Danielle Sanchez-Witzel
James Schamus
Tom Schulman
Mike Schur
David Shore
David Simon
Patric M. Verrone
Nicole Yorkin

Meredith Stiehm, WGAW President
Michele Mulroney, WGAW Vice President
Betsy Thomas, WGAW Secretary-Treasurer
Michael Winship, WGAE President
Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, WGAE Vice President of Film/TV/Streaming
Christopher Kyle, WGAE Secretary-Treasurer