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----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Faneuf" <tklaundry@juno.com>
To: <radiotony@attbi.com>
Cc: <bri@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 6:25 PM
Subject: Re: Entercom imposes contract on AFTRA

> Dave writes:
> Three quick issues,  first when someone joins AFTRA and has to pay the
> initiation fee (which is too high IMHO) I have seen the union allow newly
> employed announcers pay in installments, they don't like it but it's been
> done.  If you are unemployed and not working for a union shop or doing
> union VO's why would you want to join AFTRA?
> Secondly, I don't know if you remember a study done by an affordable
> housing group in Boston and I don't recall the name of the group (a nexus
> lexus search might turn it up) but it essentially discovered that to live
> in Boston and rent a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment you need to earn over 20
> dollars an hour (800 a week)
> Third,  If you really think someone doing news only works 6 minutes and
> hour you are sadly mistaken.
> df