Tuesday, November 25, 2008

CNN busted for union busting

Your liberal media,

In a decision made public today, an administrative law judge ordered the network to rehire 110 workers who were fired because they were union members. CNN also was ordered to recognize the workers’ unions, National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-CWA ...

Judge Arthur Amchan found that CNN violated the rights of more than 250 employees at the network’s bureaus in Washington, D.C., and New York City when it ended its subcontract with Team Video Services (TVS), whose employees were represented by NABET-CWA. He also ruled that CNN discriminated against TVS employees who wanted to continue working at CNN’s bureaus to avoid having to recognize and bargain with the union.

These violations occurred in 2003 and 2004. As we have seen previously the current state of labor law in this country allows corporations to violate workers rights with impunity and face little in the way of consequences. Such delayed judgment means that the law is no deterrent.

Something to keep in mind when the Employee Free Choice Act is debated in Congress early next year and CNN purports to inform you on the relative merits of the legislation.

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