A week and a half after the picket lines went up at the offices of 51 Minds Entertainment, the union and the production company for Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge have reached a deal. Agreed to late last night, the IATSE contract sees the post-crew back at work today with enshrined health and pension benefits. “The unfair employment letters issued against the production company 51 Minds Entertainment (currently producing Broken Skull Ranch Challenge), and rGear rental business, have both been rescinded,” the union also announced this morning.
Broadcast on CMT, Broken Skull Challenge is in production on its third season.
This is yet another win for IATSE and the Motion Picture’s Editors Guild in bringing unionization to unscripted TV. A very short June strike saw a contract on Marriage Boot Camp and back in October of last year, the union inked a deal with Bravo’s Shahs Of Sunset on similar terms – after a much more protracted labor action.