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STRIKE COVERAGE: Edwards Supports Striking Writers

Democratic Presidential Candidate Joins Opponent Obama in Supporting Writers Guild of America 11/06/2007 02:05:00 PM Eastern

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards added his voice to that of opponent and Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) in support of striking TV writers, also invoking media consolidation.

John Edwards

"The striking Writers Guild [of America] members are fighting an important battle to protect their creative rights. These writers deserve to be compensated fairly for their work, and I commend their courage in standing up to big media conglomerates," Edwards said in a statement Tuesday.

"As someone who has walked picket lines with workers all across America and as a strong believer in collective bargaining, I hope that both sides are able to quickly reach a just settlement," he added.

The writers went on strike Monday after failing to reach accord on a new master agreement with producers. The contract expired Oct. 31.

For full coverage of the strike, click here.

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