The AFL-CIO sent a letter to Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz and other top MSNBC hosts on Wednesday requesting that they meet with NBC production workers who have spent more than a year trying to form a union.
The letter, signed by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and other members of the executive council, comes as workers at Peacock Productions have protested what they say is union busting by the liberal cable network.
“Since July 2012, producers and associate producers have worked with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) in order to organize a union and bargain with Peacock Productions. They have expressed real concern about access to affordable health insurance, declining pay rates, long hours and an overall feeling of job insecurity among even the most talented and qualified,” Trumka, et al., write in the letter.
“Today those workers do not have a voice on the job to express their concerns,” they continue. “Unfortunately, Peacock has not acted in good faith, as its parent company NBC has in the past. Instead, Peacock has fought against its workers’ rights, jeopardizing the livelihoods of the workers.”
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