Things at CNN last week went from bad to worse, first, they settled for an undisclosed amount with Nicholas Sandmann who was a teenager that was slandered by the network last January. Then the network agreed that they will shell out $76 million in back pay that involved their union employees.
When you look at the network’s host, the lies they tell, and how they treat their employees CNN does not look like it is a very fun place to work; it feels like a toxic waste dump.
Variety magazine is reporting that a labor dispute started in 2003 when CNN fired a large number of unionized subcontractors who were technicians and support for the video services. CNN then hired non-union employees to replace those workers.
The National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians and Communications Workers of America Union immediately filed a suit that has lasted for over a decade.
According to Variety 300 people were affected and will receive compensation in the settlement. The NLRB, a federal agency that allows workers to unionize in the workplace said that the $76 million is a substantial amount and more than what most companies payout in these types of lawsuits.
“The settlement demonstrates the Board’s continued commitment to enforcing the law and ensuring employees who were treated unfairly obtain the monetary relief ordered by the Board,” general counsel Peter B. Robb said.
A CNN spokesperson said that the company is “pleased” that the case is over and the company can move on.
“After more than a decade of litigation, negotiation and appeals we are pleased to have resolved a longstanding legal matter,” a CNN representative said.
Am I the only one that finds it ironic a liberal news organization that spews socialists principles fires their union employees only to hire nonunion ones?
Of course it was a massive payout, they have to save face as a liberal new network.
Written by January 12, 2020–