CNN has agreed to pay $76 million in backpay as section of a document settlement with the federal labor board after the cable television network terminated the contracts of unionized digicam operators in 2003.
The settlement is the “greatest financial solve” in the Nationwide Labor Household Board’s 85-year historical previous, the company mentioned in an announcement Friday. The settlement will earnings extra than 300 participants, officers mentioned.
“The settlement demonstrates the Board’s continued commitment to imposing the rules and guaranteeing workers who had been treated unfairly possess the financial reduction ordered by the Board,” Frequent Counsel Peter B. Robb mentioned in the assertion.
The NLRB mentioned CNN ended its contract with a unionized subcontractor, Crew Video Services and products, and then replaced the workers with original workers “without recognizing or bargaining with the two unions that had represented the TVS workers.”
“After extra than a decade of litigation, negotiation and appeals we’re tickled to have resolved a longstanding just appropriate matter,” a CNN spokesperson mentioned.