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IATSE & Pac 12 To Talk; Strike Ends

By | Tuesday December 18, 2012 @ 5:43pm PST

The union and the sports network agreed today to meet and discuss all issues between IATSE and PAC-12, Deadline has learned. This means “an immediate cessation of all strike activities, picket lines, etc,” said IATSE Director Broadcast Department Sandra England in an email to members Tuesday. IATSE and a PAC-12 representative are scheduled to speak on January 8th to set a date for a face-to-face meeting.

Calling the network “an unfair employer” that uses non-union workers in union areas, IATSE began its action against the recently launched regional sports network December 7, and the union has had members out on lines at Pac-12 broadcasts ever since. Pac-12 Network said earlier in a statement that it respects the right for workers to decide on union representation and intended to continue its practice of maintaining “an exciting and creative work environment.” The Pac-12 Network has contracts with Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Dish Network and Bright House Networks, among others, though it has yet to strike a carriage deal with DirecTV.

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IATSE Plans More Pac-12 Network Strike Action

By | Friday December 14, 2012 @ 7:30am PST

As it did last weekend, IATSE will picket against the Pac-12 Network beginning tomorrow. The union plans strike lines during basketball games at USC’s Galen Center and UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. Picketing is also scheduled at the University of Washington, Arizona State and UC Berkeley among others. Calling the network “an unfair employer” that uses non-union workers in union areas, IATSE began its action against the recently launched regional sports network December 7, and the union has had members out on lines at Pac-12 broadcasts ever since. Pac-12 Network said in a statement after IATSE declared the strike last week that it respects the right for workers to decide on union representation and intended to continue its practice of maintaining “an exciting and creative work environment.” The Pac-12 Network has contracts with Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Dish Network and Bright House Networks, among others, though it has yet to strike a carriage deal with DirecTV.

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UPDATE: PAC 12 Net Responds To IATSE Strike Action At Colleges

By | Saturday December 8, 2012 @ 5:12pm PST

UPDATE: The PAC 12 sports network has responded to a strike action and picketing by IATSE members outside USC and other conference member schools. The network said it respects the right for workers to decide on union representation and pledged to continue maintain “an exciting and creative work environment”. IATSE said earlier today it had set up pickets at USC in Los Angeles and several other schools on the West Coast and in Arizona because PAC 12 Network is “an unfair employer” that uses non-union workers in areas covered by IATSE. PAC 12 Network has contracts with Time Warner Cable, Comcast, DISH Network, Bright House Networks, among others, to show non-pro sports out of the Western U.S. Read More »

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