Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Moron and Numbnut at NBC

Ask Cramer and Morning Joe who makes them pretty every day; the producers, the directors, the camera operators, the editors, the grips, the engineers, and so on. Now ask which one of those hard working Americans, who make the show run smoothly, which one of them has over a million dollar contract? Not a single one, but Joe and Cramer sure do look great on the teevee.

This particular type of douchebaggery incites immediate RAAAAGEEE. Like break stuff without Fred Durst and a backwards hat break stuff. It is amazing to see how they gleam on camera, lie to the America public and all the while in the comfort of YES those evil unions.

Via Media Matters:

Or is it possible that the anti-union rants from Morning Joe journalists has something to do with the fact that members of the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-CWA union have protested NBC-Universal? Here's a May 19 press release:

Members of the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-CWA will stage a protest tonight outside NBC Universal's Fall Preview Gala at the Town Hall Theater in Manhattan. More than 2,500 NBCU employees at the NBC Television Network and its owned TV stations in New York, Washington, D.C.; Chicago, and Burbank have been working without a contract for nearly two months. Union and company negotiators have been meeting sporadically since last September; little progress for a new agreement has been made.


NABET-CWA Locals have filed unfair labor charges and unit clarification petitions with the National Labor Relations Board and put NBC Universal on notice previously that workers will mobilize across the country to fight for a fair and equitable contract. The contract between NABET-CWA and NBC Universal expired at midnight on March 31, 2009. No new talks have been scheduled.

Nabet-CWA is looking to ensure quality jobs and fair benefits. That's it.

-The company is trying to eliminate quality jobs by establishing a new, non-union represented “Content Producer” position at its owned stations. NABET-CWA represented workers, who have been doing this same work for decades, were told to reapply to these virtually identical jobs that would no longer include overtime pay and would reduce other compensation.

- NBC Universal announced plans to close its owned-station hubbing operations in New York and Burbank, Calif., and move them to non-union facilities at Crawford Communications in Georgia, and to shut its New York City Media Operations Center and transfer that work to its non-union CNBC facility in New Jersey.

- The company assigned MSNBC employees to design graphics for “The Today Show,” taking additional work away from New York-based NABET-CWA-represented employees.

The idea is simple. Get as many jobs to be freelanced and then you can pay less and refuse benefits. Joe and Cramer can enjoy four houses instead of three and sip the health care benefits of the unemployed through a straw. Any questions?

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