CNN Update 9/22/2017

The deadline for filing a petition for rehearing or for rehearing en banc with the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (“Court”) has passed.  Therefore, we expect the Court to issue its mandate on or about Monday, September 25, 2017.   In addition, CNN America, Inc. has filed a letter with the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) seeking to file a supplemental brief with respect to the issues that the Court has remanded to the Board.  This letter suggests that CNN will not be filing a petition for a writ of certiorari.  Local 31 will continue to keep members apprised of any developments in this case.  If you have any questions, please contact the Local Union. 


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CNN Q & A

Questions and Answers regarding NLRB v. CNN America, Inc. , Case No. 15-1112
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NPR Job Openings in DC & LA

NPR has two openings for regular full-time Electronic Engineers, one in DC and one in Los Angeles. Interested parties can send their resume to dbyrnes@npr.org.

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Daily Hire Photographer position available

NBC4 is looking for a Daily Hire Photog for a 6 month assignment.
 
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110 news workers at Team Video Services and CNN just won a big legal victory!

From the CWA Convention(8/8/17)

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The 110 news workers at Team Video Services and CNN who have been fighting for their jobs and union rights since 2003 just won a big legal victory. The federal appeals court for the D.C. circuit upheld the NLRB’s decision that CNN discriminated against TVS employees when it instituted a new hiring process and hired only non-union workers. The court also ruled that CNN is a successor employer and obligated to recognize NABET-CWA Locals 51011 and 52031 in New York and Washington, D.C., as the workers’ bargaining representative. NABET-CWA President Charlie Braico told delegates that it might take time, but "when we fight we win.

APPELLATE COURT UPHOLDS FINDING THAT CNN AMERICA, INC. DISCRIMINATED AGAINST UNION-REPRESENTED EMPLOYEES

Washington, D.C. (August 4, 2017) – The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its decision in National Labor Relations Board v. CNN America Inc., Case No. 15-1112. The decision represents a significant victory in the fourteen year struggle by employees represented by the National Association of Broadcast Employees & Technicians – Communications Workers of America (NABET-CWA), as well as NABET-CWA’s local unions in the District of Columbia (Local 31) and in New York City (Local 11).

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