Pac-12 Networks and IATSE Update
Pac-12 Networks respect individuals' right to decide whether to be represented by a union. Regardless of their membership, we remain focused on creating an environment that is inclusive, respectful and allows us to have direct relationships with our staff and contractors. We are building a robust enterprise that offers competitive compensation, an exciting and creative work environment, and growing work opportunities for industry professionals, campus staff and students from our universities for many years to come.
We are disappointed that IATSE has tried to coerce our employees and our union contractors' employees to strike and disrupt our broadcast schedule today. Thanks to the hard work of many dedicated Pac-12 crew members, our talented students and university staffs, we have been able to produce and televise the games as planned with virtually no impact on broadcast quality. We are happy that our fans have been able to watch the games, and that our students and university staff members continue to gain high quality, hands-on work experience through the Pac-12 Networks.
Is the Pac-12 Network paying area standard/union wages?
We are paying fair industry rates across our 12 schools for the multiple types of college sporting events we broadcast.
Why doesn't Pac-12 hire all union labor?
We engage mixed union and nonunion personnel to ensure we can use students and other qualified people who are not union members.
Is Pac-12 ever going to provide your employees with medical and pension benefits?
We provide competitive compensation. We are a new organization, only a few months old. As we move forward, we are studying ways in which we are able to enhance the total compensation we provide, including benefits.