Earlier this month, Pacifica management fired three quarters of the staff of the KPFA Morning Show–the station’s biggest fund raising program–and took the show off the air, bizarrely claiming financial necessity. Pacifica subsequently canceled KPFA’s November fund drive and hired an expensive corporate management law firm to take on the staff’s union.
Now, two weeks away from the scheduled December fund drive, management has done nothing to plan for the drive–a process that takes months of preparation and coordination. And they have done nothing to oversee KPFA’s important end of the year fund raising campaign, which KPFA’s ability to make payroll depends upon.
It’s as if they were intent on forcing more layoffs.