writers guild of america
The action was taken as staffers protested management's proposal for low salary minimums.
The seven-page signed petition seeks livable salary minimums, fair raises, quality benefits and union security.
It's a first of its kind and backed up by research.
Negotiators stretched beyond their midnight deadline to reach a deal.
The WGA writers' strike just took a big step toward reality.
The Writers Guild of America last shut down production of many shows nearly a decade ago.
The WGA had a strike in 2007-2008 that lasted 100 days and succeeded in creating havoc.