Tuesday, February 2, 2016

KTVU and Photographers Avert Strike; Fox Troubles In the Offing; 'Death Sentence'; Staff Reduction Coming

 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."

17 comments:

  1. Typical. All teeth, no bite.

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    1. Former President Bill ClintonFebruary 2, 2016 at 3:47 PM

      Hilary took away my PS4, Goddamit!!! I'm endorsing Bernie until I get it back!! Bitch!!

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  2. Maturity wins....and the days of the standalone news photog are gone.

    Salsipuedes!

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    1. This is why the news shots today looks almost indistinguishable from someone's cell phone video.

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  3. Caved in big time. How arethey going to be able to work together?. The younger ones won't forget this.

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    1. The opportunities elsewhere for them are slim to none. Hundreds of photogs are out of work nationwide, and since no special skills are needed(anymore)...the pay is depressing.
      They leave KTVU and they are most likely DONE.
      Where would they go????

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  4. The Senior photographers save their homes...
    And the Jr. Photogs will never be able to afford one.

    In San Diego a phhotog and reporter were injured yesterday when an El Nino tree fell on them and crushed them.

    If the reporter had been shooting her own footage and live shot...the photog would have never been injured in the first place

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    1. And you must be a management troll. Nice try spreadsheet lover.

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    2. Sorry, but the shooters have no leverage....none.
      They no longer have any special skill set,any 14 year old can shoot and edit video now.

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    3. @11:07 What a completely insane comment you made regarding the SD news crew -- it doesn't make sense and you should be ashamed for stating that.

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  5. I hope Ross Palombo & Asses of his Ilk are shown the fucken door!! You get the hell out of here!!

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  6. It will come back to bite them you know where. Just buying time.

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  7. Rich, What is anchors reading the news by sitting outside on the roofs of their building adding to the news. ABC and CBS, they just look stupid.

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  8. I've been involved with broadcast strikes.
    Nobody wins.

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  9. Union brothers have each others backs.

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  10. Photogs for Trump 2016!

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