Writers Guild of America West Surveying Members on Sexual Harassment

Variety | 2/14/2018 | Dave McNary
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Leaders of the Writers Guild of America West have issued a survey to its 10,000 members to measure the extent of sexual harassment they have experienced or witnessed.

“You are invited to take a survey created to evaluate the extent of sexual harassment in our workplaces, and the challenges writers face when experiencing or witnessing it. We also need to understand how well or badly our employers are doing (or have done in the past) in dealing with complaints,” said the missive, sent out Tuesday.

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The message was sent two weeks after the union declared that it has a zero-tolerance policy toward sexual harassment. The WGA leaders first responded to the cascade of sexual harassment allegations on Oct. 14, nine days after the bombshell accusations against disgraced ex-mogul Harvey Weinstein, saying at the time that the guild was “in solidarity with the women who have spoken out about the abuses they’ve suffered.”

Members were told in Tuesday’s message that their responses would remain confidential. The missive was signed by President David A. Goodman, VP Marjorie David, Secretary-Treasurer Aaron Mendelsohn and the WGA West Board of Directors. It reads:


You are invited to take a survey created to evaluate...
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