Category Archives: KPFA unpaid staff

Pacifica seeks to impose gag rule on workers

KPFA is known as “free speech radio” because it was founded on the notion that open discussion — between activists, listeners and programmers — would be at the heart of its mission. For decades, listeners and staff have shaped KPFA … Continue reading

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What is union-busting?

By law, employers aren’t supposed to intimidate, coerce, or fire employees for exercising their democratic rights to act collectively with their coworkers. Yet many employers do it anyway — often with the help of outside union-busting consultants like Jackson Lewis. See … Continue reading

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KPFA’s interim general manager abuses station’s email list for partisan purposes

While Pacifica continues to stall the listener-initiated recall process, KPFA’s interim general manager is pouring out incorrect and highly-partisan material onto KPFA’s own subscriber email list, in violation of the network’s fair election rules. On December 26, 2011, Andrew Leslie … Continue reading

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Update on Pacifica pension raiding; Workers vote no confidence in management at KPFA sister station

KPFA’s union workers are still waiting to get a full accounting of the extent to which parent corporation Pacifica illegally dipped into their pensions.  Paid workers discovered last month that Pacifica was taking money out of their paychecks but not … Continue reading

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KPFA union workers vote to support Oakland general strike

KPFA’s union workers have passed a resolution endorsing the Oakland general strike on November 2nd and supporting the movements across the country opposing corporate greed. “KPFA’s union stands in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement around the country and … Continue reading

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KPFA managers to remove critic Sonali Kolhatkar from the air

KPFA’s interim managers admitted this week that they intend to remove a program by Sonali Kolhatkar, a critic of management, replacing it with a show by management ally Steve Zeltzer. Interim program director Carrie Core acknowledged plans to axe the weekly program Uprising, which originates … Continue reading

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Campaign launched to recall key ally of Pacifica management

SaveKPFA.org, a coalition of listeners, paid and unpaid staff, has launched a campaign to recall KPFA and Pacifica board member Tracy Rosenberg. Rosenberg is a key ally of Pacifica Executive Director Arlene Engelhardt, who has imposed top-down purges and programming changes … Continue reading

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KPFA managers defend new programming

At 8 AM Friday morning on KPFA, interim managers Andrew Phillips and Carrie Core explained their “new” programming for the station.  Both were installed by Pacifica executive director Arlene Englehardt, who removed the popular Morning Show, leading to an enormous … Continue reading

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Thank you from KPFA’s workers!

THANK YOU to the generous pledgers listed below, and the many, many others who have asked to remain anonymous. KPFA’s fund drive was on track just a week ago to come in a whopping $150,000 short because of Pacifica management’s … 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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