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Sat Jan 11, 2020, 07:57 AM

CNN agrees to record $76M settlement over labor dispute

Source: AP

CNN has agreed to pay $76 million in backpay as part of a record settlement with the federal labor board after the cable television network terminated the contracts of unionized camera operators in 2003.

The settlement is the “largest monetary remedy” in the National Labor Relations Board’s 85-year history, the agency said in a statement Friday. The settlement will benefit more than 300 people, officials said.

“The settlement demonstrates the Board’s continued commitment to enforcing the law and ensuring employees who were treated unfairly obtain the monetary relief ordered by the Board,” General Counsel Peter B. Robb said in the statement.

The NLRB said CNN ended its contract with a unionized subcontractor, Team Video Services, and then replaced the workers with new employees “without recognizing or bargaining with the two unions that had represented the TVS employees.”

Read more: https://apnews.com/23f4b521398d7db79a66562f3abea5cf

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Sat Jan 11, 2020, 12:01 PM

1. CNN has always been anti-union

So CNN fought this for 17 years before paying. I wish I could say I was surprised. CNN has always been anti-union since day one. They hated dealing with unions in Washington, D.C. and New York. No issue at headquarters Atlanta, they destroyed the union movement there in 1982. So in this case, in 2003 CNN just terminated the contract and said "so what?" "Take us to the NLRB, losers!" - well, it took 17 years but CNN finally paid up. Geez, and to think people actually believe CNN is some liberal bastion. No, it is big money, big corporate news. And it is run like a big corporation. And that means anti-union.

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