WGA and Worldwide Pants: No Deal Yet

Posted on December 21, 2007

Dave Letterman's Worldwide Pants reps meet with the WGA today but failed to reach final deal which would allow Dave's writers to return to work.
Both sides said Friday that the talks would resume sometime next week, though it isn't clear whether that would happen Christmas Eve or the day after Christmas. It isn't likely to happen during the weekend and the negotiations might not have had the entire WGA negotiating committee in place.

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"We had a substantive discussion today with the WGA and look forward to continuing these talks next week," Worldwide Pants president and CEO Rob Burnett said Friday. Burnett had flown to Los Angeles to personally meet with the WGA negotiating committee. It wasn't clear whether the sides would meet again before Christmas. "A lively exchange of information took place," the WGA said in a terse statement. "The WGAW and WGAE will not comment further."
We think that the WGA and Letterman need to cut a deal -- quickly. Hopefully, they can wrap things up next week.

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