$16.00 donated in past month
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Tue Nov 9 2010 (Updated 11/12/10)Age of KPFApocalypse
Tue Nov 9 2010 (Updated 11/12/10)On-Air Drama at KPFA After Executive Director Acts on 2-Year Financial Collapse
Marc Sapir writes, "The core paid staff (representing perhaps 30-50 staff people at KPFA) essentially seized control of KPFA this morning [November 9th] to rally their listener base to resist efforts that could restore KPFA to financial solvency for the first time in 2 years, and bring it back from the brink of collapse (KPFA does not now have cash income to pay the staff regularly).
"In an on air broadcast for 2 hours from 7-9 am today, the paid 'unionized' staff brought out every big gun among their present and past programmers to lambaste the efforts by the Pacifica Foundation directors to use layoffs by lowest seniority to prevent a financial collapse, claiming the effort is nothing but a politically motivated vendetta and an attack on local programming.
"What goes unstated is that the majority of staff at KPFA—over 150 programmers and producers--the people who keep the station on air 24/7 are volunteers are not represented in these antics. The exclusivist core group claim to be unionized workers derives from the truth that they do have a CWA contract; but they also successfully operate as a quasi management team. For example, to de-certify the organization representing the unpaid staff just a few short years ago. Functioning as power brokers who claim the station as their own—and this includes some excellent on-air programmers— this collective of paid staff was recently responsible for the lay off of Nora Barrows-Friedman (the best programmer on Palestinian rights and reportage from the West Bank). They don’t want to talk about that Nora had seniority rights which the exclusivists and their Union refused to defend because they themselves had agreed that the Flashpoints Program (of which Nora was an integral part) be targeted; indeed Nora was raked over the coals at a closed Union meeting for protesting her 50% salary cut. And the same group has consistently made it no secret that they want to get several locally based political advocacy programs off the air (in particular Flashpoints and Hard Knock)..."
Read more and listen to audio | 11/11 Rally To Protect Community Programming | KPFA Paid Staff Rallies: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Brian Edwards Tiekert: Syncing The Mother Ship
See also: Current Troubles at KPFA | An Observation About KPFA and The Use of the Air | Listeners speak out against KPFA Morning Show layoffs | Nir Rosen, Power and KPFA's Morning Show | The Fundamental Premise of the Pacifica Mission, Does It Matter Anymore? | Shameful union busting by Pacifica | REVEALED: Pacifica Management Salaries, and Behind the Firings at KPFA | KPFA Staff Host Renegade Show After Firing | Brian Edwards-Tiekert Arguing to the Pacifica Board FOR The Necessity of Staff Layoffs | The "Sustainable Budget" proposals -rejected by the National Finance Committee and why | Reactionary Larry Bensky attacks Pacifica Elections; Defends Morning Show Tantrum | Pacifica Sacks the KPFA Morning Show | KPFA's Union Files Unfair Labor Practices Charge with NLRB | Video of the KPFA picket, 7 minutes long | 11/9/10 KPFA replaces Morning Show & Brian ET with KPFT show | Thursday November 11: Rally to Save KPFA’s Hard Knock Radio, Flashpoints and Full Circle | SF Bay View's KPFA Coverage
Hunger Strike Begins at Old Folsom State Prison Thursday May 25th 11:13 PM
Hunger Strike Set to Begin May 25 at Folsom State Prison Monday May 22nd 11:58 PM
Arrest UC Pres. Napolitano! UC Workers/Students Protest Corruption, Privatization & Fees (1 comment) Wednesday May 17th 6:46 PM
Commemorate revolutionary resistance and Judi Bari Day Wednesday May 17th 1:08 PM
UC UAW 2865 Calls For Resignation of UC Pres Janet Napolitano "we support ...resignation" (1 comment) Tuesday May 16th 4:36 PM
Paying More for Being Poor — Bias and Disparity in California’s Traffic Court System Monday May 15th 7:13 PM
Western States Petroleum Association Leads Lobbying Spending This Year Monday May 15th 1:00 PM
California African American Heritage at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park Monday May 15th 9:52 AM
Standing Rock Copwatchers in the Bay Area Thursday May 11th 2:05 PM
Plastic Pollution at Four Coastal California Hotspots Violates Clean Water Act Thursday May 11th 9:03 AMMore Local News...
[ × close ]
Trump Resurrects Controversial Fracking Project Monday May 8th 9:47 PM
San Diego "strike force" still heading to Korea Wednesday Apr 26th 8:01 PM
San Diego warships leading charge against North Korea Saturday Apr 15th 4:26 PM
Lawsuit Targets Trump's Border Wall, Enforcement Program Wednesday Apr 12th 2:13 PM
Governor Brown’s “Resistance” Fails to Protect California Communities Saturday Apr 8th 5:09 PM
Nuke Shutdown News March 2017 Saturday Apr 1st 4:25 PM
San Quintín Farmworkers Take Demands to Mexico City Monday Mar 27th 2:14 PM
Jornaleros de San Quintín llevan demandas a la Ciudad de México Monday Mar 27th 2:10 PM
Into the Fire: A Report Back from the Huntington Beach Antifascist Clash With Trump Rally Monday Mar 27th 11:02 AM
Charter Schools: A Cancer Destroying Our Public School System Monday Mar 27th 8:16 AMMore Global News...
[ × close ]
Black Agriculture is helping expand California Apps for Ag to Underserved Communities Saturday May 27th 7:48 AM
African New Year's Day ~ Sacred Summer Solstice Celebration Tuesday May 23rd 2:04 PM
Sen Fenistein Supported by Health Insurers; Opposes Medicare for All Tuesday May 2nd 8:38 PM
California won its first major battle over `sanctuary cities' Wednesday Apr 26th 5:42 PM
California bill to eliminate bail system clears first hurdle (1 comment) Thursday Apr 6th 11:10 AM
Californians Against Fracking Responds to EPA’s Methane Regulation Announcement Friday Mar 17th 6:01 PM
California Announces Revised Proposed Rules on Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Schools Thursday Mar 16th 10:11 AM
2017 Black Minds Matter ~ the question is to whom... and why... Thursday Mar 9th 8:59 PM
Chilao School offers free space for Arts, Culture and Environmental Workshops Wednesday Mar 1st 9:14 AM
Art of War : Executive Order Saturday Feb 18th 11:06 PMOpen Newswire...
[ × close ]