WHUT-TV Workers Battle Union-Busting at HowardWednesday, August 15, 2012
(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)Barely a week after WHUT-TV workers rejected management’s contract and authorized a strike in early July, WHUT-TV fired four of its six union-represented technicians. The NABET-CWA Local 31 members have filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board and at noon on Thursday will take to the streets "to show Howard University and their public television station that we expect better!" says Local 31. The noontime rally for fair labor practices is expected to draw members of the local, students returning to campus after the summer break and supporters from the metro DC labor community. The local is also mounting a campaign to bring pressure on Howard’s Board of Trustees and the Community Advisory Board of WHUT-TV. “If you know any of these people, please reach out to them and urge them to stop the union busting at WHUT-TV,” urges NABET-CWA Local 31.