‘Biggest Loser’ Strike Now Endorsed By California Labor Federation

Nellie Andreeva

More major union support for the striking crew members on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. After being endorsed on a county level by the LA County AFL-CIO  on Tuesday, the IATSE-led strike, now in its second week, was just sanctioned by the state’s California Federation of Labor:

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‘Biggest Loser’ Strike Moves To Burbank

Nellie Andreeva

IATSE took the strike against NBC’s reality series The Biggest Loser to NBC. Representatives for the union tonight hung a banner about the labor dispute in front of the NBC compound in Burbank. (photo via Twitter) The strike began … Read More »

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‘Biggest Loser’ Strike Update: Striking Crew Got Support From AFL-CIO & ‘Loser’ Talent

Nellie Andreeva

The crowd on the picket line at The Biggest Loser ranch is expected to be significantly larger tomorrow after the LA County AFL-CIO affiliate today endorsed the IATSE-led strike by the reality series’ crew and vowed to send picketers from some of the 350 unions and more than 800,000 unions … Read More »

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‘The Biggest Loser’ Strike Update: Show Wraps Day Of Filming, Picketers Face EPs, AFL-CIO To Sanction The Strike Tomorrow

Nellie Andreeva

NBC’s The Biggest Loser completed its first day of filming while picketed by some 50 striking crew members. The show’s two trainers, Jilian Michaels, who had said she won’t cross the picket line, and Bob Harper, were not scheduled to work, so they didn’t show up at The Biggest Loser Read More »

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‘Biggest Loser’ Scabs Try To Avoid IATSE

Nellie Andreeva

PHOTOS: IATSE Strikers vs ‘Biggest Loser’ Scabs

An internal IATSE memo circulated late last night suggesting that NBC’s Biggest Loser producers may have moved up the call time, originally scheduled … Read More »

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STRIKE DRAMA: IATSE Promises Its Pickets Will Face Strike-Breakers At ‘Biggest Loser’ Monday; Shame On NBC And Liz Murdoch

As you know, Deadline TV Editor Nellie Andreeva has been keeping you up-to-date on every development of this breaking labor story. (‘Biggest Loser’ Production To Resume On Monday With Replacements) Now here’s my opinion: NBC needs to put an immediate stop to this disgusting situation before someone gets hurt. Shame on the broadcast network for embracing a show that’s now bringing in scab workers on Monday to replace striking IATSE members. NBC can and should put its foot down after 10 seasons of airing The Biggest Loser and use its influence with Shine Group’s Reveille Productions and 25/7 Productions, and JD Roth’s and Todd Nelson’s Eyeworks-owned 3 Ball Productions, to stop the confrontation. And I’m calling on NBC Universal Television Group President/COO Jeff Gaspin to get personally involved. I’m also calling on Shine’s Elizabeth Murdoch to consider her prominence in the entertainment biz and do the right thing. Read More »

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