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Judge Rules Against CNN in Labor Case

Nov 24, 2008  •  Post A Comment

A National Labor Relations Board Judge ruled that CNN America violated the rights of more than 250 employees at CNN’s Washington, D.C., and New York bureaus.
Arthur Amchan, the board’s administrative law judge, found that CNN violated the National Labor Relations Act by terminating a subcontracting relationship with Team Video Services and discriminated against TVS employees who wanted to continue working at CNN’s bureaus in order to avoid bargaining with their representatives.
The employees were represented by NABET-CWA, Local 31 and Local 11 (collectively known as NABET-CWA).
CNN subcontracted technical work for broadcasting news and programming from its D.C. and New York bureaus for more than 20 years, but it terminated its subcontract with TVS in 2003 and 2004 to implement the “Bureau Staffing Project.”
The ruling orders the immediate reinstatement and full back pay for more than 110 workers, as well as recognition of the unions in New York and D.C.

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