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March 4, 1988
Members of two major performers unions have overwhelmingly authorized a strike against producers of radio and television commercials, the two unions said Thursday. However, no walkout has yet been called. The unions are the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, who on Jan. 11 began contract talks in New York with the American Assn. of Advertising Agencies and the Assn. of National Advertisers.
July 21, 1987
Negotiators for NBC and a striking broadcast union held their first meeting since the strike began on June 29. Little progress was made, and they agreed to resume talks at 10 a.m. EDT today in New York, a union spokesman said. The meeting between NBC and the National Assn. of Broadcast Employees and Technicians was held in the presence of a federal mediator, Timothy Germany.
July 11, 1988 |
Hollywood union representatives have reacted strongly to KABC-TV commentator Bruce Herschensohn's public resignation from an entertainment union last Thursday. Herschensohn told The Times that he left the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to help show striking Writers Guild of America members "how you do it and that you can do it." The strike enters its 19th week today. Cheryl Rhoden, spokeswoman for the Writers Guild of America, West, said that "Mr.
March 19, 1988 |
Barring last-minute contract talks, two major performers' unions will strike radio and TV commercial makers Monday in their first such walkout since 1978, a spokeswoman for the unions said Friday. A strike by the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists would be the second this month in the entertainment industry. The Writers Guild of America struck motion picture producers, studios and the CBS, NBC and ABC television networks March 7.
September 18, 1987 |
Clouds are still hovering over KUTE-FM (101.9), known as the "Quiet Storm." The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists filed a grievance this week on behalf of 12 members who were fired by the station Aug. 31. The union claimed in its filing with the American Arbitration Assn. that KUTE planned to violate the labor agreement by not properly using staff announcers and by subcontracting some employment to a nonunion company.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2000
Unions representing broadcasters and camera crews called for an emergency meeting Wednesday with radio and television stations to devise uniform safety standards for news gathering in the field. The announcement was made two days after TV news reporter Adrienne Alpert suffered fourth-degree burns when the microwave antenna from a KABC-TV, Channel, 7 broadcast van grazed or came near a 34,500-volt power line.