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IATSE & Pac 12 To Talk; Strike Ends

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The union and the sports network agreed today to meet and discuss all issues between IATSE and PAC-12, Deadline has learned. This means “an immediate cessation of all strike activities, picket lines, etc,” said IATSE Director Broadcast Department Sandra England in an email to members Tuesday. IATSE and a PAC-12 representative are scheduled to speak on January 8th to set a date for a face-to-face meeting.

Calling the network “an unfair employer” that uses non-union workers in union areas, IATSE began its action against the recently launched regional sports network December 7, and the union has had members out on lines at Pac-12 broadcasts ever since. Pac-12 Network said earlier in a statement that it respects the right for workers to decide on union representation and intended to continue its practice of maintaining “an exciting and creative work environment.” The Pac-12 Network has contracts with Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Dish Network and Bright House Networks, among others, though it has yet to strike a carriage deal with DirecTV.

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