The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees is ramping up its fight with Bravo Media over the reality show “Shahs of Sunset,” alleging in a complaint filed with the National Labor Relations Board that the company is guilty of “unfair labor practice,” the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town reports.
The filing came after Bravo Media said it would dismiss the editorial crew. As previously reported, Ryan Seacrest Productions said it could no longer work with striking editors and Bravo took over the production.
Members of the crew have been striking since Sept. 10, when they began an effort to join the union, the Times notes.
The report adds: “According to the Motion Picture Editors Guild, an entertainment labor union, preliminary contract negotiations had just begun when the company announced that it would be “unable to continue working with the editors that were previously engaged on this production.”
Bravo said it had no comment. The fourth season was slated to begin on Oct. 13, but the network has said nothing has been decided on the premiere date.