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Writers Guild East

Basic Information

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Address

WRITERS GUILD EAST
250 HUDSON STREET, 7TH FLR
NEW YORK, NY 100131413

Financial Information

The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), which is enforced by the Office of Labor-Management Standards, requires labor unions to file annual reports detailing their operations. Contained in those reports are breakdowns of each union's spending, income and other financial information.

Basic Financials

Total Assets $9,083,556
Total Liabilities $1,593,369
Total Income $7,090,511
Total Spent $7,063,831

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $577,730 (+4.8%)
Accounts Receivable $160,521 (-20.4%)
Investments $7,325,731 (+12.7%)
Fixed Assets $950,931 (+12.7%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $61,675 (+128.3%)
Loans Receivable $6,968 (-49.0%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $301,374
Other Liabilities $1,291,995
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $5,120,077
Per Person Tax $0
Investments $565
Supplies $0
Loan Repayment $118,266
Interest $542
Dividends $177,093
Rents $0
Fees and Fines $437,151
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $487,833
Affiliates $0
Members $748,984
Reinvestments $1,148,157
All Others $458,436

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Spending

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) requires unions to report how they spent their money in a number of categories. For the first five, OLMS requires unions to provide detailed information on any recipient that received more than $5,000 per year.

Spending Overview

Spending Breakdown

Representational $1,619,526 (22.93%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $67,667 (0.96%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $30 (0.00%)
General Overhead $1,676,082 (23.73%)
Union Administration $1,633,425 (23.12%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $6,434 (0.09%)
To Union Employees $2,528,137 (35.79%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

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Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
20024,173
20034,161
20044,229
20053,810
20063,770
20073,800
20083,791
20093,777
20103,917
20113,964
20123,622
20133,670
20143,718
20153,841

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
LOWELL PETERSONEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR$317,270
RUTH GALLOASST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR$198,090
JUSTIN MOLITODIRECTOR OF ORGANIZING$178,991
MARSHA SEEMANASST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR$175,099
ANN BURDICKSENIOR COUNSEL$173,760
GARY WESALOCONTROLLER$124,665
JEFFREY SCHIOPPABUSINESS AGENT$116,924
GEOFFREY BETTSBUSINESS AGENT$110,768
DANA WEISSMANDIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS$95,946
JASON GORDONCOMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR$95,751

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
Producers-writers Guild Of America Pension Plan
Board Of Directors Producers-writer Guild Of America Pension Plan
15,54496.2

Source: Internal Revenue Service.

Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Allegations

Unionized employees, business owners, managers, and others often bring labor law charges against unions. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) oversees the porcess of determining if the union violated the National Labor Relations Act.

AllegationCases Filed
8(a)(5) Refusal to Furnish Information2
8(a)(1) Coercive Actions (Surveillance, etc)1

Please note that a single case may fall into multiple allegation categories.

Source: National Labor Relations Board; Case Activity Tracking System

Recent Strikes

Employer/LocationUnionDays on StrikeEmployees on Strike
ABC Inc.
New York, NY
WGAE Local 150
CBS
New York, NY
WGAE Local 400
CBS
New York, NY
WGAE Local 30
CBS Broadcasting Inc. - WINS-AM in NY
New York, NY
WGAE Local 0
WNET.org/Thirteen
New York, NY
WGAE Local 200
WGBH Educational Foundation
Boston, MA
WGAE Local 200
Optomen Productions
New York , NY
WGAE Local 30
CBS Broadcasting Inc. (National Staff Agt. and All Supplements)
New York, NY
WGAE Local 0
CBS Broadcasting, Inc.
Chicago, IL
WGAE Local 5
CBS
New York, NY
WGAE Local 30