Workers and management at R.S. Owens & Company are fighting over a proposed wage freeze and benefit cuts. Chicago television station WMAQ reported that union leaders say they want to avoid a work stoppage.
R.S. Owens makes the 13 1/2-inch golden statuettes handed out at the Oscars. It also produces awards for the Emmys and MTV Music Awards.
A spokeswoman for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences told The Associated Press that the academy has a "closet full of Oscars" ready to go.
The Oscar show is scheduled for Feb. 26.