CNN NLRB Hearing Case Report: Week One

We are posting a letter of clarification regarding the previous letter dated June 15, 2007 from Regional Director Gold that was sent to former TVS and current CNN employees. In that June 15th letter, Mr. Gold stated that for many years CNN and NABET maintained collective bargaining agreements covering terms and conditions of employment if employees working in CNN’s New York and Washington bureaus. This is not the case; the signatories of such collective bargaining agreements were TVS and NABET Local 11 or 31.

First Day of Hearing: We’re off!! After extensive opening statements, the record was open for testimony in the CNN case. Unfortunately, we have been advised that we cannot report the substance of the testimony. We can say that as representatives of the Board and Local 31, Sarah Pacheco and I were quite please and encouraged.