Category Archives: Tracy Rosenberg

Arlene Engelhardt out, layoffs retracted; yet future of Pacifica remains uncertain

KPFA’s paid and unpaid workers celebrated the decision by the Pacifica National Board (PNB), under pressure, to not renew the contracts of Pacifica Executive Director Arlene Engelhardt and Chief Financial Officer LaVarn Williams. Engelhardt subsequently sent a letter to KPFA’s … Continue reading

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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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Pacifica spins pension misappropriation, hires yet another law firm

Two months after KPFA’s union discovered that the station’s parent corporation Pacifica was illegally raiding the 403b pension funds of its union members for as long as 18 months, the network has finally admitted to workers that “during the past few … 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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Pacifica replaces union workers with political allies

Referring to KPFA as “the Northern California outlet of Pacifica Radio,” Arlene Engelhardt announced a new one-hour all-volunteer morning lineup to start airing on Monday. It would replace the KPFA Morning Show, whose union staff were laid off and removed … Continue reading

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As if layoffs weren’t enough: Pacifica targets Brian Edwards-Tiekert, Mitch Jeserich, and other union staff in bizarre voter disenfranchisement scheme

UPDATE: An Alameda County Superior Court judge has issued an injunction against the Pacifica Foundation, in response to a lawsuit by three KPFA staff members. The same week that Pacifica abruptly laid off the staff of The Morning Show, it … Continue reading

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Sign the petition to bring back the Morning Show!

Listeners have started a petition to bring back the KPFA Morning Show, to be delivered to Pacifica Executive Director Arlene Engelhardt. Engelhardt took the program off the air last week–which is KPFA’s most popular show and biggest fund raiser–and laid … Continue reading

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Board Members Demand Purge of Dissenting KPFA Staff

NOTE: Messages of protest can be sent to the entire Local Station Board by using this form. Three members of KPFA’s Local Station Board who sit on the Pacifica National Board–Tracy Rosenberg, Joe Wanzala, and Shahram Aghamir–have drawn up a … Continue reading

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