Monthly Archives: March 2011

KPFA workers to rally April 4, solidarity saves John Hamilton’s job

On Monday, April 4, KPFA paid and unpaid staff will picket in front of Pacifica as part of the national day of action to defend unions.  The picket will take place from 7:30-8:30 am at 1925 Martin Luther King Jr … Continue reading

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Pacifica tries to impose gag rule on KPFA journalists – first time since 1999

In 1999, thousands marched in the streets of Berkeley when KPFA’s parent organization Pacifica tried to censor reporting and discussion of developments in the network — including criticism of Pacifica — on the station’s air.  Now, in 2011, during a … Continue reading

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Management misleads KPFA listeners and blames staff, union workers respond

Fourteen members of KPFA’s union are responding with an open letter to management, after its  disciplining of the three most successful KPFA fundraisers for their mention of a layoff. At the end of KPFA’s Winter Fund Drive last week, Pacifica’s … Continue reading

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Despite budget surplus, Pacifica lays off KPFA’s John Hamilton

KPFA news anchor and producer John Hamilton, who had just returned from reporting on the historic labor protests in Wisconsin, was given a layoff notice on Monday by KPFA’s interim program director Carrie Core. Hamilton was told his last work … Continue reading

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