CNN Workers Still Await Justice After 10 Years

Monday, March 17, 2014

CNN Workers Still Await Justice After 10 Years(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)

Calling it “incomprehensible” that ten years have passed “since CNN America hatched its scheme to unlawfully oust the union from CNN studios and field work at news bureaus in New York City and Washington, D.C.,” CWA  is urging calls to the NLRB to win justice for 250 fired workers, members of NABET-CWA Locals 11 and 31. Despite a 5-year-old ruling in the union’s favor, “final justice has yet to arrive despite the overwhelming decision by Judge Amchan, needlessly prolonging this painful chapter for CNN members and their families,” CWA reported last week. With a fully seated NLRB now in place, CWA urged calls to the office of NLRB Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce -- 202-273-1070 – asking “What is the status of the CNN case involving NABET-CWA and when will a final decision be issued?” In other Local 31 news, federal mediation continued last week in contract talks covering workers at the U.S. House of Representatives Recording Studio, but did not result in a tentative agreement being reached, and the mediator has now released the union from mediation obligations, which means NABET-CWA can now pursue impasse, which can be resolved through binding arbitration.


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