Over the weekend boards for the WGA recommended to the membership approve a new contract and end the 3 month long writer’s strike. Members vote on Tuesday to suspend the strike with a separate vote on the contract later in the Month. Picketing has been suspended and the Variety Strike Blog is reporting that ‘showrunners’ (writer/producers) will be returning to work on Monday.
So Star Trek (past and present) alums such as Damon Lindelof (Lost), Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies), Ron Moore (Battlestar Galactica), Manny Coto (24) and others can all go back to work tomorrow. If all things go as planned, then all other writers (including those working on the new Star Trek movie) will be able to begin writing again on Wednesday. However even if they do, the writers guild members still have to ratify the contract in two weeks.