CBS Writers Approve Contract

United Press International

Striking CBS news writers voted overwhelmingly today to accept a proposed contract, ending their bitter 46-day walkout. Both sides claimed victory in the battle over job security and budget cuts at the network.

Writers Guild of America spokeswoman Mona Mangan said the strike showed it is possible "to say no to a Fortune 500 company that believed it could undo a hard-won contract simply because it wanted to." The guild represents 525 newswriters who struck both CBS and ABC. About 175 writers at ABC remain off the job.

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