Monday, December 26, 2005

Cleanup in Aisle Six

We're here! It's clear! We can't get anywhere near!TV stations spend millions of dollars getting people to watch, so imagine how difficult it must be getting people not to watch. That's what NABET 21 is up against with it's Turn of CBS 6 campaign.
Earlier this month, we read about how the union was targeting local businesses that spend money on the station, even tiny advertisers like New Old Stuff in Troy. We weren't sure they'd hand out leaflets at stores like Price Chopper, where you can't really get close to the customers, but there they are in a photo they sent me ---NABET also sent a copy of this ominous letter they say came from Price Chopper's lawyers:
Be advised that your "requests" that Golub suspend advertising with CBS Channel 6 is a blatant attempt to induce the Company to cease doing business with CBS 6 and enmesh Price Chopper, a neutral employer, in your labor dispute with Channel 6. Such threatened conduct is prohibited under Section 8(b)(4) of the National Labor Relations Act.
Accordingly, any attempt to engage in such activity will result in charges being filed against your union with the National Labor Relations Board, together with any additional legal remedies available to Golub Corporation for any damages incurred as a result of your unlawful activity.