Category Archives: fundraising

Layoffs imminent at KPFA: vote YES on the KPFA recall to stop the next purge

[We received this message from KPFA’s Brian Edwards-Tiekert on June 29, 2012.] Hi everyone, If you’re a KPFA member, you should have just received what may be the most important KPFA ballot you ever get. It asks whether or not … Continue reading

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Pacifica bounces paychecks and breaks promise to obey labor law

Last month, workers around the Pacifica network, including KPFA, deposited their paychecks — and were shocked to have them bounce. KPFA had sufficient funds to cover its payroll, but Pacifica pools the payroll money of its five stations, and did … Continue reading

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Solidarity raises over $13,000 for KPFA

KPFA’s listeners stepped up to pledge their financial support during the station’s Spring Fund Drive as an act of solidarity with KPFA’s workers. Thanks to you, pledges for our matching fund are now over $13,000! If you’ve already pledged, please … Continue reading

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Arlene Engelhardt turning down mediation offer last December from Berkeley mayor; issue comes up at council again on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Berkeley’s city council is set to discuss a NEW resolution (here’s the text and background) on Pacifica’s termination of KPFA’s Morning Show at its February 8 meeting. Please attend, and bring signs and your voice. The KPFA community … Continue reading

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Pacifica turns down $60K raised to bring back the Morning Show

When Pacifica Executive Director Arlene Engelhardt pulled the Morning Show off KPFA’s air in November, and laid off its two hosts Aimee Allison and Brian Edwards-Tiekert, she claimed repeatedly that it was out of financial necessity. And she flatly denied … Continue reading

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KPFA’s staff and listeners hold spirited rally

KPFA staff (both paid and unpaid) and listeners turned out in force November 4 for a lively noontime picket. Here’s a fantastic video of the rally. (There has been high demand, so if you encounter technical difficulties with the soundtrack, … Continue reading

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