Writers Guild’s Generous Health Care Plan Emerges As Sticking Point In Negotiations
The Writers Guild has sought a 1.5 percent increase in employer contributions to its health plan, but Hollywood studios have balked at increasing their contributions and have instead proposed at least $10 million in cuts.
Los Angeles Times:
A Gold-Plated Healthcare Plan Lies At The Center Of A Dispute Between Writers And Major Studios
As writers and studios work to avoid a strike ahead of Monday’s contract deadline, the guild’s employer-funded health plan has emerged as a major bone of contention... The negotiations come amid heightened healthcare anxiety nationwide as President Trump fights with Congress over his promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. (Ng, 4/28)