KTVU photographers and management met in an emergency meeting Sunday to avoid a strike during Super Bowl week. A compromise between the union and FOX was reached but it left a stink at the Oakland O and O.
Straight from the horse's mouth:
"Senior photographers voting overwhelming NO on strike and yes on a 3 year deal with Fox. Basically, the older mature staff told the young bucks to slow their roll who wanted to stick it to The Coyote News and create chaos. The flipside to this, the young blood feel slighted by contract terms. Why? It is a death sentence to their future with speculation of a reduction to already large staff. Greedy senior photographers turning their backs on fellow younger brothers with baited money given by Fox that gives the company leverage on jurisdictions, rights to hire non union employees, and the ability to make reporters/on air talent a one man band. Give credit to the ''hot-shots'', for their fire to want to rise up. Stay tuned, as some expressed they may release a few gremlins in the operation to slow or disrupt the already eroding product."