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NABET-CWA Local 21
National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians  - Communication Workers of America

Peter Hutchins                                              William Murray
WRGB-TV Chief Steward                           Staff Representative
(518) 248-3198                                            (202) 316-8243
For Immediate Release:  Monday, January 30, 2006.
NABET-CWA Local 21 Starts Radio Campaign as Talks Between Company and Union Resume
Albany, NY-January 30,2006.    NABET-CWA Local 21 will start running radio ads in its effort to get its message out to viewers and advertisers of WRGB-TV/CBS 6. The union currently has billboards throughout the Capital Region as well as a "grass roots" lawn sign campaign.
CBS 6, owned by Freedom Communications of Irvine, California, is proposing 15% pay cuts for many union members and turning some full-time jobs into part-time.
The ads will start on WROW-AM 590 and Magic 100.9 FM.  They will air on other stations in the near future.
On Saturday, January 28, NABET-CWA employees and their families held an informational rally in front of Huck Finn's Warehouse in Albany, the site of CBS 6 sponsored auditions for the Survivor TV series.  They were joined by members of other unions, including NABET-CWA employees of WNYT-TV,  PEF and the Bricklayers Union among others.  Local politicians including Albany Mayor Gerald Jennings visited with rally participants.
NABET-CWA represents photographers, engineers and technicians at the station.   They have been working without a contract since an extension expired in September.  Talks between the company and union are set to resume Tuesday, January 31.
Hear our radio ad here:
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See our TV ad here:
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