The WGA is saying that CBS news writers are ‘‘strongly considering” a December 10th strike date. The timing appears to be an attempt by union leadership to disrupt CBS plans for a presidential debate the same day. That’s because several Democratic White House candidates like Barack Obama, John Edwards and Hillary Clinton have all said they won’t cross a picket line to participate in a debate. So far no exact date is set for a strike, which was authorized by the rank and file earlier this month. The writers working for both the CBS network newscasts and local news stations have been working without a contract for 2 1/2 years.
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