WGBH Asks Unions For Concessions
August 20, 2010 at 5:02 AM (PT)
The BOSTON GLOBE reports that the WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, owner of noncommercial Talk WGBH-F, Classical WCRB, and PBS affiliates WGBH-TV and WGBX-TV/BOSTON, is asking some of its unionized employees to accept cuts in retirement plan matching funds, redefined job descriptions, and a merit system for pay raises.
The FOUNDATION's contract with the COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA's Association of Employees of the Educational Foundation, Local 1300 ends on OCTOBER 31st, and the company is looking for a new three year deal.
Among the concessions sought by WGBH are cutting the retirement match from 8% to 4%, in line with employees belonging to other unions at the station; performance-based raises; and allowing workers to work across media platforms more easily.