IBEW Local 4 urges `Turn off Channel 5` as full

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IBEW Local 4 urges `Turn off Channel 5` as full
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Station demanding
right toright
outsource
union’s jobs atunion’s
will
Station
demanding
to outsource
jobs at will
IBEWLocal
Local44urges
urges ‘Turn
5’ 5’
IBEW
‘Turn off
offChannel
Channel
as
full-scaleboycott
boycott begins
this
week
as
full-scale
begins
this
week
Turn to Channels 2 or 4 for news, weather, quality programming
Turn off Channel
5.
went 2
to press
a 10 percent pay cut in 2009
Turn
to Channels
orMonday.
4 for news,
A request to boycott KSDK-TV
However, on March 28, the sta- and a pay freeze in 2011 to help
Channel 5 was issued this week by tion’s owner, Gannett, will meet in what KSDK owner Gannett
quality
programming
IBEWweather,
Local 4 which is fighting
to with the
union’s leadership to try said was a financial crisis.
protect its members’ jobs.
and explain their “new vision of
“We’ve been willing to talk
“Until
resolve
our new conof broadcasting” whichwhich
about compromises on issues,
Turnweoff
Channel
5. the futurebroadcasting”
tract with the station owners, who they say requires the unheard-of but the station has flatly refused.
A
request
to
boycott
KSDKthey
say
requires
have been unwilling to compromise modification of the union’s con- Tothe
them, ‘It’s their way or the
TV
Channel
5 we
was
thisthat unheard-of
modificaon their
demand that
giveissued
up our tract
would allow unfettered
highway’” Pendergast said.
work
and
allow
the
station
to
outoutsourcing
of
the
work
Local
4
week
by IBEW Local 4 which tion of the union’s con- YOU CAN HELP:
source that work to anyone, at any members do now.
is
fighting
protect
its memthatarewould
allowTURN OFF CHANNEL 5
time,
we ask our to
brothers
and sisters
Local 4tract
members
broadcast
BOYCOTT CHANNEL 5 is the message IBEW Local 4 is taking to
to please
TURN OFF CHANNEL televisionunfettered
engineers, which
inLocal 4 is asking readers the public with the posting this week of a billboard on heavily travelled
bers’
jobs.
outsourcing
5,” “Until
requestedwe
Mike
Pendergast,
clude
technicians,
photographers,
to
clearly
and
loudly
express
I-64 (Highway 40) on the north side of Jefferson Ave. facing east (to
resolve our new
of the work Local 4
Local 4’s business manager.
editors and broadcast maintenance their disdain of this outrageous catch all the traffic coming from downtown). The billboard encourcontract
with
the station
“There are
wonderful,
profes- ownengineers.members
When you seedo
TVnow.
news demand by Channel 5 that will ages viewers to shut off Channel 5 and switch to either Channels 2
sionalwho
stations
in Channels
and cameras on the
street4covering
a ultimately
put veteran engineers or 4, both high quality stations for news and entertainment. Channel
ers,
have
been 2unwilling
Local
members
are
4 that will bring quality news and story, the person behind the camera out of work. First, switch to 5 is demanding that it have free rein to outsource the union’s work
to
compromise
on
their
demand
broadcast
television
enentertainment into your home,” is a Local 4 member.
either Channel 4 or 2 and sec- to scabs at any time.
that
we give up our work and gineers, which include
he added.
ond, write, call or email Station
UNION HAS
com.
BOYCOTT
CHANNEL 5 is the message
IBEW Local 4 is
The
union’s
contract
expired
Manager Marv Danielski
and Danielski:
allow
the station to outsourceALREADY
technicians,
HELPED photographers,
l Call: (office)
314-444-5271
or this
l Write:
Marv
Station
March 15. It had been extended at
tell him you’ve switched
andto
willthe public
taking
with
the
posting
week
ofDanielski,
a billboard
that
work
to anyone,
editorsdemand
and broadcast
maintethe station’s
request.
No talks wereat any
This outrageous
comes not come
back until a reasonable better yet, his cell: 314-452-6471. Manager, KSDK-TV, 1000 Market
on
heavily
travelled
I-64
(Highway
40)
on
the
north
side
l Email: [email protected] Street, St. Louis, MO, 63101. of
scheduled
the Labor
Tribune even
Local 4’sengineers.
members tookWhen
solution
negotiated. To reach
time,
weasask
our brothers
andafternance
youissee
sisters to please TURN OFF TV news cameras on the street Jefferson Ave. facing east (to catch all the traffic coming
Union members
are making
from
downtown).
The billboard
encourages
O’Fallon,
Louis
City, County
and St.
Peters viewers to shut
CHANNEL
5,” requested
Mikethemselves
coveringheard
a story, the
person St.
off
Channel
5
and
switch
to
either
Channels 2 or 4, both
Pendergast,
Local
camera is a Local
Mo. House
fails4’s
tobusiness
create jobsbehind
beforethe
spring
high quality stations for news and entertainment. Channel 5
manager.
4 member.
break,
butare
stalls
on RTW,
paycheck deception
is demanding that it have free rein to outsource the union’s
“There
wonderful,
proMajor municipalities
acrossto
the scabs
reIntroduced
Councilmen Steve Local 268), the resolution makes it
UNION HAS
work
at any by
time.
Workers
need
to
keep
up the pressure
fessional stations in Channels
gion are sending a clear message to the Stenger, Mike O’Mara (member, clear that there is no reason to “…
ALREADY
HELPED
Missouri
Legislature
that
they
strongly
Plumbers
&
Pipefitters
Local 562) and pander to out-of-state corporate special
By
TIM
ROWDEN
2 and 4 that will bring quality
believe that pending Right-to-Work/ Pat Dolan (president, Sprinkler Fitters
Editor
See MUNICIPALITIES
news
and
entertainment
into
This
outrageous
demand
switched and
will not come page
back8
YOU
CAN
HELP:
Freedom to Work/Workplace Freedom
Jefferson City – Missouri legislayour
home,”
hejob-creating
added.
comes even after bills
Local
4’s for Missouri.
until a reasonable solution is
TURN OFF CHANNEL 5
are WRONG
tors failed
to pass any
legislation
before their
spring break,
official resolutions
against
The union’s
contract
expired members took a 10Passing
percent
Local
4 is asking readers negotiated. To reach Danielski:
but stalled on right-to-work and paythis relentless attack on Missouri’s
March
15. It legislation
had beenthanks
extended pay cut in 2009 and
a pay
l Call: (office) 314-444-5271
check deception
working
families to
are clearly
St. Louis and loudly express
at
theefforts
station’s
No talks freeze in 2011 to help
in what
of this outra- or better yet, his cell: 314-452to the
of unionrequest.
members and
County,
the City of their
St. Louis,disdain
City
their supporters
lobbying legislators,
of O’Fallon
and City
of St. Peters.
were
scheduled
as the Labor KSDK owner Gannett
said
geous
demand by Channel 5 6471.
making phone calls and emailing
More are anticipated.
Tribune
went
to
press
Monday.
was
a
financial
crisis.
l Email: [email protected]
that
put veteran
their representatives.
The latest group to take will
actionultimately
is
Although
the House
stalled on
However,
on March
28, the
“We’ve been willing
talk
com.
the St. to
Louis
Countyengineers
Council, whichout of work. First,
so-called right-to-work,
Speaker will
a strong resolution
last week
station’s
owner, Gannett,
about compromises passed
on issues,
l Write: Marv Danielski,
switch
to either Channel 4 or
Tim Jones (R-Eureka) said he hopes
condemning “…policies that undercut
meet
the calendar
union’s
leader- but the station has flatly
refused.
2 families
and second,
write, call or Station Manager, KSDK-TV,
to get it with
on the floor
when
the success
of working
and
representatives
week. their
the stability
the middle
class
ship
to tryreturn
andnext
explain
To them, ‘It’s their threaten
way or
the ofemail
Station
Manager Marv 1000 Market Street, St. Louis,
“We’re sending a strong and
do not
result in enhanced
economicand tell him you’ve
“new
vision
future of highway’” Pendergast
said.
MO,
63101.
Danielski
Lobbying
@ 10:30
a.m.
— Rally @ Noon
consistent
messageofto the
Jefferson
development and, in fact, lead to long-
Major municipalities join fight against anti-worker legislation
Don’t forget
Labor Rally
next Wed., March 26
in Jefferson City
City politicians that Missourians
are opposed to paycheck deception
See MO LEGISLATION page 8
MISSOUrI CAPITOL In Jefferson City empty for spring break.
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term erosion of economic vitality as
well as the degradation of the social
fabric of the community…”
On The Inside
Rich entitlements ................. 2
Union support for Quinn .... 4
Labor History....................... 5
Oregon/Kentucky RTW ...... 9
Overtime pay ...................... 15
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