CNN Due To Settle 15-Year Union Battle For $70 Million


A 15-year old battle between CNN and unionized camera technicians may coming to an end…

A labor dispute between CNN and the unionized employees of a separate video services company may be nearing an end, with CNN agreeing to settle the case for $70 million, according to Bloomberg.

CNN agreed to pay more than $70 million to settle a 15-year-old labor dispute with camera operators who accused the cable news company of canceling their contract to avoid dealing with the workers’ union, Bloomberg Law has learned.

The tentative agreement would put to bed a long-running dispute between CNN and a group of more than 200 video camera operators, broadcast engineers, and other technicians staffed by a separate video services company. Those workers, for the network’s Washington, D.C., and New York bureaus, say the company laid them off without bargaining with their union and refused to hire some of them back because of their union connections.

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