Striking Writers Say They Won't Picket Grammy Awards

The striking writers guild says it will not picket the Grammys.

However, the Writers Guild of America has not yet granted the Grammys a waiver that would allow striking writers to work on the ceremony Feburary 10th in Los Angeles.

The guild had said previously it was unlikely to grant the Recording Academy a waiver. The guild had refused to grant a waiver for the Golden Globes, which resulted in that awards ceremony being reduced to a one-hour show with no celebrities.

Recording Academy President Neil Portnow says a full-scale Grammys will continue no matter what. Beyonce' and the Foo Fighters have already announced they will perform at the Grammys.