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It still remains to be seen just how Hollywood’s most recent writers strike is ultimately going to change the shape of the industry, but after a lengthy and hard-fought battle for better working conditions, the Writers Guild of America finally has a new labor contract that an overwhelming majority of its members are ready to make official.
(Disclosure: The Verge’s editorial staff is also unionized with the Writers Guild of America, East.)
Per The Hollywood Reporter, an astonishing 99 percent — 8,435 out of 8,525 of the ballots cast — of WGA members voted to authorize the new deal with the AMPTP, which will determine how writers are compensated for the next three years. In a statement about the ratification vote, Writers Guild of America…