STRIKE THREATENED !
Cumulus has been in cost-cutting mode centering on some of its small-market stations with eye-popping staff reductions and salary slashes.
That behavior is nothing new--only now it's hit SF at KGO, still the only union shop left in its Hawthorne cluster. The local AFTRA shop has begun a war of sorts with the Cloud Company.
The reasons are that Cumulus has been demanding KGO news staffers take anywhere from a 30-40% pay cut. Needless to say staffers are outraged and nervous too. Beyond that, one major-name talk host at KSFO is about to see their salary slashed an astounding 50%! The union is more concerned with the news division but their leverage seems to be limited. What can they do? We'll have to wait and see.
Right now everyone is still living and working in the abyss. Just another serene period at 55 Hawthorne Cluster.
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