How Clear Channel Is Handling Latino Nat'l Walkout/Boycott Day
April 28, 2006 at 6:25 AM (PT)
National topics 1 and 1a are the price of gas and immigration. With MONDAY, MAY 1st set as the "Latino Nat'l Walkout/Boycott Day", in protest of the proposed legislation in Congress known as the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005 (H.R. 4337), how is radio handling this with its employees?
According to a CLEAR CHANNEL memo, "A prior request for the day off is to be treated like any normal request for a day off, subject to management approval. Employees who fail to show up or walk out are subject to the market's attendance and/or no show policy which may include verbal or written disciplinary action depending on prior conduct of the employee.
"This policy must be applied consistently so to not appear discriminatory in any way. If local management wishes to terminate an employee for an absence on MAY 1st, the manager should contact Corporate Human Resources for review."
And, as previously reported, LA PRECIOSA NETWORK morning man ALEX "EL GENIO" LUCAS of KSJO/SAN JOSE has said, "Words are my life. But sometimes silence makes a bigger point. Many of our listeners will be observing 'A Day Without A Latino' our silence is a way of saying, 'We hear you.'"