CNN agrees to record $76M settlement over labor dispute
CNN has agreed to pay $76 million in backpay as part the settlement with the federal labor board after the cable TV network terminated the contracts of unionized camera operators in 2003.
The settlement is the “largest monetary remedy” in the National Labor Relations Board’s history, the agency said Friday.
“The settlement demonstrates the Board’s continued commitment to enforcing the law and ensuring employees who were treated unfairly obtain the monetary relief ordered by the Board,” General Counsel Peter Robb said.
The NLRB said CNN ended its contract with a subcontractor, Team Video Services, and then replaced the workers with new employees “without recognizing or bargaining with the two unions that had represented the TVS employees.”