Strike looms for Westwood

AFTRA scheduled to resume talks on Monday

Announcers and engineers at Westwood One’s satellite radio network in Valencia, Calif., have voted 41-5 to authorize a strike and filed federal complaints alleging failure to bargain in good faith.

The American Federation of Television & Radio Artists is scheduled to resume negotiations Monday but did not disclose a strike date. The announcers have been without a contract since August 1999, and the engineers voted AFTRA as their rep last May.

AFTRA has filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board alleging that Westwood One has intentionally delayed negotiations. The union noted that its last broadcast strike in Los Angeles took place in the early 1970s at KFWB-AM.

Westwood One reps were not available to comment.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Biz News from Variety

Loading