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‘SNL’ Strike Threat Lifted for Now as Postproduction Workers Reach Tentative Deal With Management

Saturday Night Live fans may breathe a sigh of relief. An impasse on contract negotiations that led to postproduction workers threatening a strike has been resolved, at least for now, as labor and NBCUniversal management have reached a tentative deal. The workers, who had been negotiating their first contract as a union allied with the […]

‘SNL’ Postproduction Workers Date Potential Strike as Negotiations Proceed

As negotiations for their first contract have hit the skids, postproduction workers at Saturday Night Live are preparing for a strike. In a series of tweets on Thursday, the union representing these workers — The Motion Picture Editors Guild (IATSE Local 700) — described bargaining sessions that haven’t come close to addressing the concerns of […]

‘SNL’ Postproduction Workers Authorize Strike as Contract Negotiations Stall

A recently unionized group of postproduction workers at Saturday Night Live has authorized a strike in an effort to expedite negotiations on their first contract, which they claim have stalled in early stages of talks. On Thursday, Jan. 12, the crew of around 20 part-time film editors, editors, assistant editors and media managers voted in […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ Postproduction Workers Unionize With the Editors Guild

Postproduction workers at Saturday Night Live have unionized with the Motion Picture Editors Guild. Organizing workers won a certified union with the IATSE Local after an independent arbitrator confirmed support for the union through a card check, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. (Deadline was the first to report the news.) The workers, who belong to […]