Two Day Strike at WHDH-Channel 7 in Boston
Boston AFTRA broadcasters are going on strike for the first time in 20 years and they need your support!
This weekend anchors and reporters from Channel 7 will be boycotting the Station’s Health & Fitness Expo in protest of Sunbeam Television’s unfair treatment of employees.
Sunbeam has unilaterally imposed drastic cuts to their compensation system, which could lead to pay reductions ranging from 25% to 50% for reporters and anchors. With cuts of that magnitude imposed, one would expect the company to be in severe economic distress. That is not the case. In fact, the company has stated multiple times that it can afford to pay employees under the current system.
The Station has consistantly refused to renegotiate, despite numerous attempts from WHDH workers. This week the station even refused the Federal Mediator’s request for a meeting.
HOW TO SHOW YOUR SOLIDARITY
- Call the Station (617-725-0777) and tell them you support the reporters and anchors!