We got a hot, throbbing anonymous tip that the writers of the Onion News Network joined WGA-East as of today, thus staving off the need for us to force guffaws while listening to NPR. “The ONN writers stood together and won real improvements,” WGAE Executive Director Lowell Peterson said in the WGA newsletter announcing the deal. “We welcome them into the WGAE and we look forward to a productive relationship with the company.”
The new agreement negotiated between WGA-E and ONN management will reportedly “increase minimum weekly compensation and provide pension and health contributions, retroactive to the start of writing earlier this summer. The producers also agreed to add writers and writing weeks, furthering the parties’ mutual goal of creating the best possible program,” with the snappiest, most expertly tailored blazers.