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August 28, 2017

High-powered voices join dispute at 2 LA radio stations over ‘cheap and sometimes free labor’


The union that represents actors and broadcasters is taking on one of the nation’s largest Spanish-language radio networks over allegations of unlawful firing and paying unfair wages.

The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists filed six labor charges against the Spanish Broadcasting System Inc., which owns La Raza 97.9 FM and Mega 96.3 FM, citing the alleged unlawful firing of eight employees in retaliation for their union activities and threatening to terminate six additional workers, according to documents filed with the National Labor Relations Board.

“They were treated as second-class citizens,” said Julie Gutman Dickinson, an attorney and partner at Bush Gottlieb, a law firm that represents SAG-AFTRA in the case before the NLRB. “This company is the most outrageous I have ever seen.”

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