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Re: Entercom imposes contract on AFTRA
On Fri, 24 Jan 2003 12:31:41 -0500 "Sean Smyth" <email@example.com>
> Dave Faneuf <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > With all due respect for our brothers and sisters in publishing,
> we are
> > not talking about working at a suburban weekly newspaper here, we
> > talking about working in one of the biggest stations in one of the
> > largest markets in the country. Double A ball vs Major League
> > (ducking now) ;-)
> Touche. But starting reporters at the Globe (13th in the country in
> terms of
> total circulation numbers) don't even make $40k a year when hired.
> That's a
> more fair comparison. I wouldn't be surprised if a reporter at the
> (39th in circ) is beginning at $31-33k.
Starting pay at AFTRA stations (two that I am aware of) is less than the
top tier pay at WRKO as well. WRKO IIRC actually has three tiers, first
year which is substantially less than the 43K being imposed, a second
tier that is a little higher then third year when you rise to the top
tier. WODS has a 2 tier system that is also substantially less than the
top tier pay. So if someone is hired at scale at WRKO they are not
making 43K either.
> And the Globe's "staff correspondents" (working out of the suburban
> without union protection I may add) start off at $30k or a tad
As far as I know "correspondents" for the Globe, Sun or other papers are
freelance writers, and you are correct, they don't have union protection
which is something that the union needs to correct.