Members of NABET-CWA Local 54043 are in a tough fight with Detroit's Fox 2, WJBK. Contract negotiations began a year ago, and management continues to demand the right to assign just about any station employee to shoot video with lights, tripod and mic and transmit that video to the station.
Management also wants to limit job security, end breaks for workers despite their working for 7.5 hours straight, stop providing photographers gear for inclement weather, among other issues.
NABET-CWA members and community supporters have mounted a "turn off 2" campaign.
Read more at: http://www.cwa-union.org/news/entry/bargaining_update_may15/
There are also actions taking place during live shots across the Detroit area. Check out this recent show of solidarity.