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Reality TV Workers Launch Union Drive at ‘The Kitchen’ and ‘Trisha’s Southern Kitchen’ Producer
March 24, 2023 // A majority of the collection of 19 workers (whom the guild is calling writer-producers) at the Montclair, New Jersey-based development and production company have signed union cards in an attempt to join the Writers Guild of America East, the union announced Monday. The WGA East is calling on management at the company to voluntarily recognize the group, a means of unionizing that avoids a formal National Labor Relations Board election. Eater was the first to report the news. The push at BSTV Entertainment marks the WGA East’s latest effort to make inroads in the largely nonunion sphere of unscripted entertainment. After the guild unionized its first unscripted shops (Lion Television and Optomen Productions) around 10 years ago, it now has additional unions at Jigsaw Productions, VICELAND, Vox Entertainment, NBC News Service and Sharp Entertainment.