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WBAI/UE Local 404 files Unfair Labor Practice Charges against WBAI Management

From: "R. Paul Martin"
Date: Tue Feb 27, 2001 5:58pm

The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers' of America (UE) has filed Unfair Labor Practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of WBAI/UE Local 404 in regard to the firing of Shop Steward Sharan Harper by WBAI Management on December 23, 2000.

The charges can be seen at:

Ms. Harper was fired as part of the "Midnight Coup" at the Pacifica Foundation owned radio station WBAI in late December. Neither the new WBAI General Manager Utrice Leid nor Pacifica Foundation Executive Director Bessie Wash have stated a reason for Ms. Harper's firing. This is in violation of the Union Contract in place at WBAI. Additionally, the firing of Ms. Harper removes her physically from the Shop floor making access to Union representation by members much more difficult in this time of crisis.

More information on this case can be found at:

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