Skip to comments.TV technical union strikes against Pac-12 Networks
Posted on 12/08/2012 10:14:50 PM PST by quantimEdited on 12/09/2012 10:26:23 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
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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The union representing freelance technical employees
How can you be an EMPLOYEE if you are FREELANCE? Freelance means that they are individuals (self-employed) who sell their work to anyone who wishes to buy it.
And they love the Union?
Something very wrong here.
PAC 12 Networks big problem is setting up a TV network in a region of mostly Closed Shop states
Only in Forced Union states can a Freelancer claim to be an “employee”
Where’s the link?
“Pac-12” WHO CARES!