Tag Archives: KPFAWorker

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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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 interim general manager promotes right-wing conspiracy theories

Interim general manager Andrew Phillips promoted a questionable “thank you gift” to listeners who subscribed to the station during KPFA’s 2011 autumn fund drive.  On Wednesday, October 12th, Phillips hosted and pitched excerpts from Zeitgeist: The Movie, which combines speculation … Continue reading

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Second San Francisco Labor Council resolution in support of KPFA workers

The San Francisco Labor Council is demanding that KPFA restore the Morning Show, including David Bacon’s labor segment. With a long round of applause after presentations by KPFA workers Antonio Ortiz and Laura Prives, delegates voted unanimously in support of a resolution observing that Pacifica had “spent … 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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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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Pacifica takes corporate underwriting from Merrill Lynch/ Bank of America?

UPDATE: The $10,000 of funding which WBAI’s general manager initially reported as being from Wall Street firm Merrill Lynch/Bank of America, is actually $15,000 from Goldman Sachs Gives, according to Pacifica management. It’s unclear if any strings were attached, as … Continue reading

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Pacifica’s hand-picked managers re-program 45 hours of KPFA’s airtime, cancel 9AM Democracy Now!

KPFA staff were shocked to receive an email yesterday evening from two interim KPFA managers, Andrew Phillips and Carrie Core, announcing the most sweeping programming changes to KPFA’s grid in at least a decade, including removing the 9 AM broadcast … Continue reading

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