Saturday, April 08, 2006


After months saber rattling and empty posturing, WRGB has folded up like a cheap suitcase. Under an agreement approved by union employees last night, the station's NABET workers will not face the 15% wage cuts threatened by GM Bob Furlong ---and on top of that, they'll get a $1500 signing bonus and the profit sharing money that had been withheld in January. A message on the union's web site, says:
The men and women of the local wish to thank the viewers, labor community, politicians and advertisers that supported us; we could never have done it alone. Now we must ask you to support us by tuning back in to CBS 6 and spending your advertising dollars as we try to restore the station to its former prominence.
Good luck with that prominence thing.