STRIKE COVERAGE: Edwards Supports Striking Writers

Democratic Presidential Candidate Joins Opponent Obama in Supporting Writers Guild of America

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.

"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.

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