CBS News Workers Ratify New Deal
January 24, 2008 at 5:10 PM (PT)
CBS NEWS employees have ratified their new contract with the network. The deal between the WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA and CBS, which will expire on APRIL 1st, 2010, was approved with 98% of the vote.
The contract covers about 500 employees at the network's national and local bureaus and radio and TV stations in NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO and WASHINGTON and gives the employees a 3.5% raise now and next year, plus a one-time $3,700 payment for some employees who did not get raises while the contract was being negotiated.