AFT Monday Message – 5/2/2011

Monday Briefings…

1)  Our annual AFT End of Year Celebration/Retiree Brunch will be held at 11:00am on Sunday, May 15th, at Humphrey’s on Shelter Island.  Join your colleagues for a fantastic brunch while we honor our retirees.  Tickets go fast-this event sells out every year.  More details are here.

2)  Mother’s Day Flowers: Sunday May 8th
Make your mom feel like a star with a bouquet of Mother’s Day flowers delivered with your 25% off union discount!  Click here for ordering information.

3)  Turn Off Channel 10 in May
 – A message from the Labor Council
After watching the attacks on workers taking place across the country, it is time to stand up to the union busters in our own community. McGraw-Hill-owned KGTV Channel 10 refuses to negotiate a fair contract with employees for the fifth year. They have actively engaged in union-busting campaigns and employee intimation.

The Labor Council has held an advertising and consumer boycott of KGTV Channel 10 News for several years. Despite their drop in ratings and loss of ad revenue, KGTV has launched further attacks against the workers, represented by NABET CWA Local 54. While the boycott has been extremely successful, it is time to advance the campaign and take it to the next level.

May is an important month for television ratings and we would like to take this opportunity to remind you to Turn Off 10! Please remind your membership and staff not to watch Channel 10 News and encourage them to pass this information onto their friends, family and neighbors.

In addition to the ongoing consumer boycott, please refrain from appearing on or speaking to Channel 10 News during the month of May.

To learn more about the campaign to Turn Off 10 and the union-busting activities of McGraw-Hill-owned KGTV Channel 10,

Your support for these workers and their right to a fair contract is invaluable. Thank you!
In solidarity,
Lorena Gonzalez
San Diego-Imperial Labor Council