Wednesday, February 04, 2004

The New York Times article about today's opening of the fancy-schmancy new Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle mentions Cindy Crawford swanning past a tray of risotto and mushroom tarts, but not the leafletters outside protesting CNN union-busting.

For more information, read these letters from the unions involved, NABET and CWA (1, 2; warning: PDFs). Also see this December article from Broadcast Engineering:

CNN, a business unit of Time Warner, has terminated its agreement with a unionized contractor that provides more than 220 technicians and camera crews for its Washington and New York bureaus. CNN said it wants to bring the jobs in-house with nonunion workers.

The technicians, who are represented by the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET), have been invited to apply for nonunion jobs at CNN. Some already have been hired....

Your liberal media in action.

(Thanks to Blah3 for the last link.)

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