CNN NLRB Hearing Case Update: May '08

May 5, 2008

Dear TVS/CNN Member:

Although we are restricted from getting into the specifics of the National Labor Relations Board’s Unfair Labor Practice trial vs. CNN and Team Video, we can report to you that the NLRB has wrapped up its presentation of witnesses and evidence relevant to CNN’s NY bureau.  Beginning May 1st, Team Video lawyers will be presenting a brief NY defense.  The following week CNN’s lawyers will begin presenting their NY defense.  At the conclusion of CNN’s NY defense, the trial will then move back to DC so that all parties can finish up their DC bureau presentations.

We remain very optimistic that the government will prevail and CNN will be found guilty of numerous violations of the National Labor Relations Act, with appropriate remedies.  Hang in there.  We know it’s been a long process, but the trial phase, hopefully, is winding down to its inevitable conclusion.

The marathon continues, we will not forget!

The NABET-CWA Local 11 TVS/CNN Mobilization Committee