Friday 4 May 2007

WGA under scrutiny

LA Weekly has an article detailing an on-going investigation into the practices of the WGA in America:

The L.A. Weekly has learned that the Department of Labor has been quietly gathering evidence and testimony about the guild's payment practices for over a year -- though it refuses to confirm or deny that it is investigating. Moreover, on April 12, a 27-page ruling by Los Angeles federal District Judge Margaret Morrow appears to have granted the writers some legitimacy, by rejecting the WGA claim that, as a labor union, it could collect and hold their money -- and charge them hefty fees to boot. In sending the Richert suit back to state court, according to Hughes and Neville Johnson, the attorney spearheading the class action, Judge Morrow left the guild wide-open to charges of conversion and fraud.

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