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The Writers Guild of America West has launched a drive to unionize the writers at 10 shows at Comcast Entertainment Group, but the effort has been rebuffed by Comcast.
The WGA said that more than 80% of the writers on the shows have signed union authorization cards, seeking recognition of the guild as their bargaining agent. The skeins include "Attack of the Show," "Chelsea Lately, "E! News," "E! Specials," "Fashion Police," "G4 Specials," "The Dish," "The Soup," "Web Soup" and "X-Play."
Comcast responded Thursday by asserting that it would not give recognition to the WGA unless it filed a petition for a secret ballot election with the National Labor Relations Board. …