Pension and health benefits caused about 50 crew members to walk off the set of NBC’s The Biggest Loser and go on strike this past Monday.
With support from the International Alliance of Stage Employees union, the crew of the NBC series made quite a huge statement earlier this week when together they all walked off set in an effort to unionize.
“This is a top-rated prime-time television show, and the crew remains unified,” IATSE international President Matthew D. Loeb said in a statement. “The strike is the result of a unanimous decision by members of the production crew that they get a contract similar to others covering these types of productions, and we are resolute in getting it for them.”
Reps for the NBC series have yet to respond, but one thing has been confirmed; until the crew is happy, production is on pause.