02 de agosto de 2019
SAG-AFTRA announced that the National Labor Relations Bureau had presented a second complaint against the Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS). According to the NLRB, SBS continues acting in bad faith and participating in superficial negotiations, without any intention of reaching an agreement. The trial will be held on October 8, 2019.
“SBS was trying to exhaust the remaining time to finish these negotiations. But, as a result of our struggle, we are a step closer to achieving a first contact that is fair for our SBS members," said Gabrielle Carteris, president of SAG-AFTRA. “I want to thank our members for staying firm and the NLRB for airing our complaint. We will not stop until we obtain for the members of SBS what is owed to them. I know we will prevail."
Different union and leaders and civil rights activists have joined this cause and expressed their support to the employees of SBS and the demand introduced by the NLRB.
The national executive director of SAG-AFTRA, David White, also aired some statements reaffirming their commitment with the workers of SBS and added: “The bad faith negotiation on behalf of SBS and their continuous rejection during the negotiation sessions to our proposals of decent salary are in disagreement with the current income growth. It is clear that our members are helping SBS grow and compete in an overcrowded Hispanic media market. The deserve a first fair contract so they can continue their great job".
SAG-AFTRA hopes that, through the trial, a series of reparations by SBS can be reached.