CWA Fires Salvo in War Against KPFA Union Busters

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Published on March 29, 2012 with 41 Comments

Union busters fouling public airwaves as Communications Workers of America presses KPFA to call off dogs

This just in from CWA regional vice-president Jim Weitkamp:

March 29, 2012

Since when would a progressive, community organization use voluntary donations to hire union-busting lawyers? That would never happen, right?

But it has happened at Pacifica Radio, where management has hired the notorious union-busting attorney Jackson Lewis–and CWA members are mad as hell.

This is a huge slap in the face to the workers who bring Pacifica’s shows to listeners and to the donors who expect their contributions to support radio programming, not union busting. It’s just the latest attack on the workers who make stations like KPFA in the Bay Area possible.

CWA-represented workers at Pacifica station KPFA have started a petition calling on Pacifica to drop this declaration of war right now and get rid of Jackson-Lewis. You can click here to stand with Pacifica Radio workers.

The current management at Pacifica Radio has a shameful record on workers’ rights.

There have been problems at Pacifica going back a long time, but hiring the premier firm behind the corporate attack on labor is an unprecedented breach of trust.

We need to stop this right now before this does serious damage to Pacifica Radio and union members’ jobs.

Please join me in signing the petition right now.