Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fox 29's union camera operators vote to authorize strike

Camera personnel at Fox 29 voted unanimously last week to authorize a strike if they are unable to reach a contract agreement with the television station.

Fox 29's union camera operators vote to authorize strike

Camera personnel at Fox 29 voted unanimously last week to authorize a strike if they are unable to reach a contract agreement with the television station.

Sources familiar with the bargaining say the company proposed a three-year deal with no wage increase the first year and small upticks in the second and third years of the contract.

The camerapeople are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98.

We're told the possible strike is being timed to coincide with the Eagles season, when games are broadcast on Fox. Local 98 business manager John J. Dougherty said, "I can only confirm that negotiations are ongoing and highly frustrating.

"Fox 29 has the least amount of consideration and respect for its workers than any television station in the city," he said.

A Fox 29 spokeswoman did not return our request for comment.

Read more from our column in Monday's Daily News.

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