The federal Dept. of Labor will be monitoring the upcoming vote for president of the Writers Guild. A Variety story (shorter free version at Yahoo) today spells out the terms and conditions, which follow the government's ruling that last fall's election of Victoria Riskin was invalid. Current prez Daniel Petrie Jr. is opposed by Eric Hughes, who lost the last time. Complaints from his campaign manager, Ron Parker, got the feds involved. Hughes' backers apparently think that the WGA did not try hard enough to inform members of Wednesday's meeting to hear the Dept. of Labor plans, though Hughes attended.
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