Unfair Labor Practice Protest at Bravo TV
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 09:00 AM
On Monday, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) filed Unfair Labor Practice charges against Bravo Media with the National Labor Relations Board.
The charges stem from Friday’s announcement that Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bravo Media were dismissing the editorial crew of Shahs of Sunset due to their efforts to secure an IATSE union contract. The show’s post-production and production employees have been on strike since September 10, and preliminary contract negotiations had just begun when the production issued a statement that it would “be unable to continue working with the editors that were previously engaged on this production.” The firing of the editors was widely reported in trade publications.
Federal law protects employees’ right to organize, including their right to strike. It is a violation of the National Labor Relations Act for an employer to retaliate in any way against employees for their exercising their rights under the law.
Bravo intends to continue work on the season with scabs. We intend to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Come demonstrate to Bravo and its corporate parent, NBCUniversal, that we are outraged by their illegal union-busting.
Date: Thursday October 2, 2014
Time: 9:00 A.M.
Location: 49th Street between 6th Ave and 30 Rockefeller Plaza- (closer to 6th Ave. on 49th )
Any amount of time you can spare would be appreciated. Whether or not your schedule permits you to participate in our demonstration at 30 Rock, there are also other ways to show your solidarity:
• Are you on Twitter? Use the link bit.ly/ShahsTweet to tell Bravo you’re #NotWatching their programming until they return folks to work under an IATSE contract!
• You can use the link bit.ly/TellBravo to send Bravo a message through its website. Write your own, or feel free to use this text: “I support the right to organize, and I won’t watch your programming until Bravo reverses its outrageous decision to fire the crew of ‘Shahs of Sunset’ for exercising their lawful rights! Shame on Bravo!”