September 20, 2021

Biggest Loser Strike Is Over

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No more picket lines for the production crew of The Biggest Loser after negotiation talks produced results both sides can live with

The producers and crew of the TV reality show “The Biggest Loser” have finally come to an agreement and will end a two week strike.

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) have reached an agreement regarding health care and pension benefits. Currently, IATSE members have to work 300 hours every six months to secure their health insurance coverage. With the new agreement, they will need to work 400 hours every six months.

Producers had to recruit replacement workers so the production of the series could continue. Even though there were replacements, it was still disrupted by picket lines that were organized by the IATSE at the Calabasas ranch studio where the reality show was being produced.

A tentative agreement came after long talks with the producers and Matt Loeb, who is the head of IATSE. The agreement was unanimous, so they are hoping it will soon be a permanent agreement between them.

Health benefits was the goal of the 50 member crew, so they were happy with the outcome of the talks.

The good news is there is no more picket lines for Jillian Michaels, Bob Harper and Alison Sweeney to have to worry about crossing now that the strike is over.