Brother Kaplan and I were out today pitching in at this event:
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Teamsters Local 399 organized picket lines Monday morning outside the Burbank production office of Original Productions, the producer of the Spike TV show. “1000 Ways to Die” has become the latest flash point in an effort by Hollywood's leading unions to extend contracts to the rapidly growing cable TV sector. ...
We picketed all morning and part of the afternoon. There will be more picketing tomorrow and beyond.
Reality TV is one of the areas that every union and guild is looking to organize. There's been some success, but everybody knows there needs to be more. Maybe that's why SAG, the WGAw, and the Teamsters were out on the line today.