New Jersey Network Staffers Get Layoff Notices
November 17, 2010 at 4:03 AM (PT)
One-hundred-thirty staffers at NEW JERSEY NETWORK were served with 45-day layoff notices TUESDAY (11/16), a precursor to the TV and radio operation's separation from the state government.
The notices, required by state civil service laws, are a precursor to the Public Broadcasting Authority being spun off as an independent entity after DECEMBER 31st as part of Gov. CHRIS CHRISTIE's austerity program.
NEW JERSEY NETWORK owns eight radio stations and four television licenses. The COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA, which represents the staff, has claimed that the stations will go dark if the spinoff happens.