Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:59 AM
Omaha Steve (38,780 posts)
TV technical union strikes against Pac-12 Networks
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The union representing freelance technical employees who work on live sporting events for Pac-12 Networks went on strike Saturday.
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees wants to establish area standard wages and benefits for the freelancers who work on the network's telecasts.
About 100 union members picketed outside Galen Center, where Southern California hosted No. 14 Minnesota in a men's basketball game. Picket lines also were set up at Arizona State, Oregon State, Oregon and Washington on Saturday where league games were being played. They carried signs reading, 'Pac 12 Networks Unfair.'
Fewer cameras were used on USC's game. Typically, there would be six, according to Steve Aredas, international representative for the IATSE. He said the union has no dispute with any of the Pac-12 schools or arenas.
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Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20121209/DA321H502.html
Striking workers stand outside the University of Southern California's Galen Center prior to USC's NCAA basketball game against Minnestota, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Los Angeles. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, which represents crew members who work on movies and TV shows, has declared a strike against the Pac-12 Network, calling it an "unfair employer." (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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