"All we are asking for is a contract that gives us health benefits and a pension," said Paul Breakfield, who works in the show's art department. "Most of us have worked for the show for years."
Vanessa Holtgrewe, the show's director of photography, who is a union member, was protesting for her coworkers.
"We have had a fair amount of replacement crew come in, but not a ton and also some blacked out vehicles with probably some of the talent go in," she said. "The show had to get a replacement crew for wardrobe, grip electric, art, camera and makeup those are the people standing out here today."
Holtgrewe said that she is really hopeful that both parties can sit down and talk and that it would mean a lot to the crew if that were to happen.
Bill Essling, a key grip on the show, said there have not been any negotiations since last Tuesday.
"We are hoping that NBC can get on the horn and turn this thing around for us," he said. "If this show would turn and I was able to provide health care for my family, I would retire here."