The editorial crew of "Swamp People" has walked off the job in protest of their employer's Unfair Labor Practice. The management of "Swamp People," a docu-reality series produced for History by Original Media operating under the name CCM Projects, unlawfully interfered with employees' rights under the National Labor Relations Act by interrogating employees about union organizing activity.
Until further notice, Guild members and potential members are instructed not to service the production.
In the event that you hear of any attempt by the production company, Original Media, to replace our colleagues on strike, contact OrganizingLA@editorsguild.com at once to alert Guild organizers.
Thanks for looking out, Tom. Just curious, what's to prevent them from finishing the production with non-union crews?
Nothing, really, I don't think. They could hire scabs, but those people would have to cross the picket line, which action could negatively affect their future careers, and hiring scab labor could also lead to further union problems affecting the production, such as the Teamsters..