United Electrical Workers condemn Pacifica

Lyn Gerry (redlyn@ix.netcom.com)
Fri, 27 Sep 1996 20:33:29 +0000


The following petition was circulated at the national convention of
the United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers of America at the
beginning of the month, condemning the "progressive" Pacifica
Foundation for unfair labor practices. It was signed by 189
delegates.

TO: JACK O'DELL, CHAIR
PACIFICA FOUNDATION NATIONAL BOARD

PAT SCOTT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
PACIFICA FOUNDATION

VALERIE VAN ISLER, GENERAL MANAGER
PACIFICA RADIO WBAI

MARK SCHUBB, GENERAL MANAGER
PACIFICA RADIO KPFK

MARCI LOCKWOOD, GENERAL MANAGER
PACIFICA RADIO KPFA

We, the delegates to the 61st National Convention of the United
Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE), reject and
deplore the union-busting and other bad-faith bargaining tactics
engaged in by the Pacifica Foundation with UE Local 404 (WBAI, New
York City), Local 1412 (KPFA, Berkeley), and Local 1421 (KPFK, Los
Angeles).

Since Pacifica Foundation represents itself as an institution
dedicated to 'Peace and Social Justice', we urge and demand that
Pacifica Foundation bargain in good faith with the UE units as they
are now constituted and conclude a fair and equitable agreement with
its workers so that they can continue to engage in the struggle for
'Peace and Social Justice' through the medium of community radio.

We will continue to support our sister UE locals that are engaged in
bargaining to achieve UE's collective bargaining goals.

Dated: September 9, 1996
Pittsburgh, PA