The WGAE today announced that a majority of writer-producers at New York-based nonfiction (reality) TV production company Original Media voted overwhelmingly to join the Guild in an election held by the National Labor Relations Board. The vote was 42 to 9.
Original Media produces popular shows such as Ink Master (Spike) and Dual Survival (Discovery).
“The men and women who work so hard to create nonfiction (reality) TV shows have demonstrated that they want WGAE representation to help them improve their working conditions and to build sustainable careers. We look forward to sitting down with the company and negotiating a contract that will provide health benefits, paid time off, minimum compensation levels, and other basic union protections,” said Lowell Peterson, Executive Director.