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Re: Entercom imposes contract on AFTRA
On Thu, 23 Jan 2003 23:04:19 -0500 "Dan Billings"
> Another thought: Consolidation has effected salaries in another way
> there are fewer places to work so employees have less negotiating
> When I started in radio in the 1980s, there were about a dozen
> places to work in the Portland market. I never had to worry about
> off the PD. I knew I could leave one job and be on the air at
> station in a few days. (One time, I actually quit my job at one
> station and
> ended up filling in at another station that same day.) Now there
> are four
> different places to work in the Portland market, and only three of
> have many jobs. If an employee leaves one of the companies on bad
> they have significantly limited their ability to work in the market.
> As a
> result, when it comes time to negotiate pay, except for a handful of
> in the market, the employee can't afford to play hard ball or
> threaten to
> By the way: I'm not suggesting that consolidation should be undone.
> pointing out one of the effects.
> -- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine
Dang, for a minute there I thought you had seen the light ;-)