One of Hollywood's largest unions wants to sack the newly formed Pac-12 Network — at least temporarily.
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, which represents crew members who work on movies and TV shows, said early Saturday morning it has declared a strike against Pac-12 Network, calling it an "unfair employer."
Launched this summer, the network provides cable and satellite broadcasts of Pac-12 Conference teams' sporting events, including men's football and women's basketball.
In a statement, the union said that in some markets the network has used non-union crews who generally receive lower wages, no benefits and don't have thejobprotections afford by an IA contract. Efforts to negotiate with the network have been rebuffed, the IATSE said.