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Writers' Guild Strike Vote Over 90 Percent "Yes"

Mar 28, 2008 | Updated May 25, 2011

As I reported last night, the strike authorization "Yes" vote has decreed a walkout that will bring Hollywood to its knees when it happens. All that was left to be determined is the percentages by which the 12,000-strong Writer's Guild of America members wanted the labor action. These numbers were important to both the WGA and to the studios and networks in order to gauge the strength of the strike fervor. I'm told the WGA East was expected to be more anti-strike than the West, so its 90% figure I was reporting exclusively tonight was just an expected blowout. And it blew away the producers, as did the WGA West tally, too.

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