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Writers Guild West

Basic Information

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Address

WRITERS GUILD WEST
7000 WEST THIRD STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 900484329

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 $76,724,401
Total Liabilities $27,287,288
Total Income $57,235,282
Total Spent $52,369,743

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $33,529,971 (+17.0%)
Accounts Receivable $6,376,811 (+2.4%)
Investments $27,044,732 (+0.3%)
Fixed Assets $5,201,289 (+0.3%)
Treasury Securities $3,680,280 (+34.3%)
Other Assets $391,906 (-9.0%)
Loans Receivable $499,412 (-22.6%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $872,832
Other Liabilities $26,414,456
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $24,395,173
Per Person Tax $0
Investments $47,017
Supplies $0
Loan Repayment $58,972
Interest $502,926
Dividends $217,144
Rents $540,880
Fees and Fines $1,278,958
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $30,194,212
Affiliates $0
Members $0
Reinvestments $71,171,948
All Others $1,100,279

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 $35,957,889 (68.66%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $610,436 (1.17%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $314,124 (0.60%)
General Overhead $9,154,758 (17.48%)
Union Administration $1,298,702 (2.48%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $8,742 (0.02%)
To Union Employees $13,003,580 (24.83%)
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
20027,646
20037,601
20047,580
20057,627
200618,032
200718,519
200818,881
200919,354
201019,763
201120,181
201220,729
201321,195
201421,162
201522,159

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
DAVID YOUNGEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR$527,862
CHARLES SLOCUMASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIR$263,586
LISE ANDERSONASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIR$217,862
DON GORCHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER$214,987
REBECCA KESSINGERASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIR$210,167
LESLEY MACKEYSRDIRCRDS ADM/CREATIVERTS$196,777
KATHERINE CHRISTOVICHSRDIRECTOROFLEGALSERVICES$196,281
IAN DARKEI.T. DIRECTOR$173,449
MAUREEN OXLEYSR DIRECTOR OF RESIDUALS$171,717
ANN WIDDIFIELDASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIR$171,612

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
Gciu - Employer Retirement Benefit Plan
Board of Trustees Gciu-Employer Retirement Benefit Plan
48,73567.5
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 Information4
8(b)(1)(A) Duty of Fair Representation, incl'g Superseniority, denial of access1

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
AMPTP - Los Angeles (American Motion Picture & TV Producers)
Santa Monica, CA
WGAW Local 12

Recent Contract Negotiations

Map of recent contract negotiations
IndustryContracts
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation3
Information1