By: WGAE Non-Fiction    February 9, 2016

2/1/2016, Variety:  A long-running labor dispute between ITV and the WGAE has resulted in a settlement that will enable the two sides to return to the bargaining table.

ITV, which produces The First 48, agreed to settle a case brought against it by the National Labor Relations Board. The guild had alleged that ITV violated federal labor law and directly undermined employees’ decision to join with the guild. The NLRB had scheduled a trial that would have started on Monday.

Instead, ITV agreed to a settlement that will pay over $55,000 to current and former employees represented by the WGA; reinstate the $300/month stipend it terminated in January 2015 when it unilaterally implemented a health plan; and allow them to return to the bargaining table with the union.

Read more of Dave McNary’s story here

Read the Deadline article here