SAG-AFTRA Weighs In On KNBR/San Francisco-Cumulus Wage Struggle
August 12, 2016 at 12:49 PM (PT)
Responding to a recent public statement from CUMULUS MEDIA about the ongoing dispute over compensation at their Sports KNBR-A/SAN FRANCISCO (NET NEWS 8/2), SAG-AFTRA has reiterated its bargaining position.
"Our members who work at KNBR, one of the Top Five revenue-generators among 453 CUMULUS MEDIA-owned U.S. stations, deserve to be fairly compensated and not have to take second or third jobs to survive while covering SAN FRANCISCO’s championship-winning teams.
"The producers, editors and board operators of KNBR radio who voted to join SAG-AFTRA in NOVEMBER 2014 currently earn SAN FRANCISCO minimum wage of $13 an hour while their counterparts at CUMULUS-owned unionized stations earn a range slightly above $15 to $19 an hour based on experience. Meanwhile because of the hard work of the KNBR employees, the station is a 2016 finalist for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS’ MARCONI RADIO AWARD for Sports Station of the Year.
"KNBR employees are dedicated to their craft and bargaining a union contract that garners a living wage, and will continue to work with elected officials, community allies and labor partners to secure a fair deal. Fair pay for hard working, loyal employees – there’s no secret to our bargaining position."