Golden Globes wants WGA to play nice
Letterman's agreement does pave the way for individual organizations to directly negotiate with the WGA. Since the Golden Globes are Hollywood's second biggest self-aggrandizing party (the Oscars being the first), it's easy to see how such an agreement would benefit both sides.
When I first read the article, I thought the HFPA was more concerned with picketing and/or celebrities unwilling to cross picket lines than actually getting writers for the awards, but it seems that they are actually trying to snag writers for the gig. Probably a good idea, since most of the actors in Hollywood aren't that much into improvisation.
If this goes through, it opens the possibility of the Oscars doing the same thing (although given the lame jokes at the most of the Oscars I've ever watched, I wonder if a lack of writers would improve it). Perhaps even the production companies of scripted shows rather than the studios could directly negotiate with the WGA and the scripted shows could return. I can dream, can't I?