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An official with the Motion Picture Editors Guild said 15 workers returned to work Wednesday morning after the union reached an agreement with NBC to provide a union contract for the employees.
"Thanks to the courage and cohesion they demonstrated, and to the overwhelming support showed to them by their Local 700 sisters and brothers and the entire IATSE [International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees] community, the post crew of 'Last Comic Standing' will return to work tomorrow under an IATSE contract!" Rob Callahan, a national organizer for IATSE Local 700 said in an email to members Tuesday evening. "Through their work stoppage of roughly one and a half days, they won health and retirement benefits, vacation and holiday pay, and significant wage increases for assistant editors."
The editors, employed by NBC Studios in Glendale walked off the job late Monday morning in a bid to secure a union contract, including health insurance and pension benefits.