'Biggest Loser' Crew Reaches New Deal, Ends Strike

3:51 PM PST 11/22/2010 by Jonathan Handel

The agreement between IATSE and Reveille will provide the crew with health benefits -- their major goal.

IATSE and The Biggest Loser production company Reveille said Monday that a tentative agreement has been reached between the union and the production company that gives the crew health benefits and ends the strike against the show.

Health benefits were the 50-member crew’s major goal. Other terms of the agreement were not released.

Although the agreement is labeled "tentative" in a joint press release, the release also notes that the crew unanimously approved the deal Monday morning. It is not clear whether any further action is required to finalize the agreement.

Mike Miller, vp of the IA and director of its motion picture and television division, said: "This agreement is a positive step forward for the crew of The Biggest Loser, especially in the area of health benefits. We are pleased to see them go back to work."

Lee Rierson, managing director and head of business and operations for Reveille, said: "We have reached a fair agreement with the IA while managing to avoid significant disruption to the production and are happy to see our entire crew working together again."

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