22 February 2013 4:28 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Guests at Jeffrey Katzenberg’s 11th Annual ‘Night Before’ Oscars Fundraiser benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Fund tomorrow won’t have to worry about crossing a union picket line after all. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be able to ignore the contract talks battle between the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West and the Mptf. I’ve learned that the union plans to have members on the scene outside the Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday as guests arrive. “It won’t be a formal picket line but more an informative leafleting,” says a source close to the situation. At around 6 Pm, approximately 25 to 30 Seiu members who work at the Mptf’s Wasserman Campus hospital in Woodland Hills will start handing out flyers to arriving guests. The flyers will thank them for their support of the Mptf and urge them to ask the organization to “bargain in good faith. »

- DOMINIC PATTEN

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