Skip to comments.KBOO radio dials up labor fight blues(More lib radio trouble)
Posted on 05/03/2013 2:10:04 PM PDT by MovementConservative
KBOO, the Portland community radio station that has long championed worker rights and other progressive causes, is embroiled in a labor dispute of its own.
Staff members are trying to unionize after KBOO Station Manager Lynn Fitch reduced employee benefits and shifted paid staff to at will status, which means they can be fired without cause.
Fitchs moves to assert more managerial authority are a departure for the 45-year-old nonprofit, which has long practiced a participatory style of governance that grants staff, board members and volunteers significant roles.
Ironically, a station that has long aired a public affairs program hosted by labor activists, and promoted human rights of all kinds, is now officially opposing the union drive, or at least Fitch is.
(Excerpt) Read more at portlandtribune.com ...
KBOO radio is not to be confused with the muslim radio station of a similar name, KBOOM.
You should see what happens when “the unperpaid, abused workers” try to unionize a Catholic school, where is is routine if not even customary for teachers with any seniority to lose their contract because they get paid too much to make room for the next crop of young, fresh-faced and idealistic idiots.